Tag Archives: Father

Because God is Real

My daughter had a friend growing up that we knew for years. We didn’t spend much time with the family, but we would see them in church, the girls would get together occasionally, and we would see them at school … Continue reading

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Do I forgive or not?

It can be so hard to figure out this whole forgiveness thing. With Be Not Afraid, I have  helped many people work through what it really means for their own situations. Of course, I’m always working it out in my own … Continue reading

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Are we the older brother?

Do you side with the older son in the story of the Prodigal Son? This father who takes in the wayward, and marginally sorry younger son with a giant celebration is a bit much. There really should be some consequences, … Continue reading

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First Steps

It’s the most wonderful thing to watch a young child just start to walk on their own. They’ve been holding on to fingers, couches, tables, and even a toy as they walk, and finally they have enough balance and confidence … Continue reading

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View from the Bottom

I visited my friend at the hospital where her son is recovering from his severe brain injury, and I was struck with the journey that she is on. There are times when we are brought to a point where our … Continue reading

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Adored

There are so many parts of faith that easily become routine or cliché. We hear the phrases over and over again. We say the prayers every week. We repeat the rituals until they are just that, ritual. Now, there are … Continue reading

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Older Siblings

I think all older siblings have a strong understanding of justice. So, I always have to laugh at the story of the Prodigal Son, which we heard this weekend. All the older siblings just hate this one, and side with … Continue reading

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GPS

I have been really struck recently by how much God loves us. Awed at how much God desires us. Amazed at the lengths He will take to get to us. It started with this verse, “And because you are [God’s] … Continue reading

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Live It

Last night, I went to a dinner where Father Mike Schmitz spoke. (He talks really fast, but he’s an awesome guy – check out Father Mike’s podcast) One thing he said really stood out to me. Basically, it was that Christianity … Continue reading

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Three Faces of God

I thought this weekend about the the way that I have experienced God over the years.  For a long time, God the Father was really who I saw as “God”.  Jesus was interesting, but I didn’t really relate to Him … Continue reading

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