When Sin Is Ugly, Grace Is Beautiful

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Last week, my parents closed on a house that needs quite a bit of renovation.  They saw the potential in the property and have begun the process of making the possibilities a reality.  Over the weekend, David and I got to see the house for the first time and spent a few hours helping complete some of the pressing projects. … Read More

Obstacle or Opportunity?

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As a former competitive runner, I’ve been to my fair share of track meets.  I’ve seen every event imaginable and have participated in several of them.  One event, though, I was never brave enough to try: the hurdles.  Even as I think about it now, I’m amazed at the athleticism of those who not only clear the hurdles, but do … Read More

Disappointed with God

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If you’ve been alive for any length of time, you’ve likely felt disappointment.  It’s one of the common experiences all people share.  We all know what it feels like to be let down or to have unmet expectations.  Often the cause of our disappointment is other people, and at other times we disappoint ourselves.  If we’re willing to be honest, … Read More

Stuffed, But Not Satisfied

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Have you ever been incredibly hungry but unable to identify your particular craving?  I’ve often felt famished and have gone on a quest through the kitchen to satisfy my stomach’s growls.  I’ll try a few crackers and realize I’m not craving them.  Next I might eat some fruit, but I still feel discontent.  Before I know it, I’ve sampled a … Read More