Tag Archives: worship

God’s Plan is Right on Track

I needed that international trip more than I realized. It was refreshing in ways that I didn’t expect. And it reminded me that the global church of Jesus Christ is thriving, that God’s plan to bring good news to the … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Heaven on Earth

“That was a little taste of heaven on earth.” Have you ever said that? I have. The phrase usually follows a particularly powerful experience of musical worship. I’m revisiting several of those unforgettable moments as I type. I’ve had many … Continue reading

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When It’s OK to Brag

Funerals and worship came together for me on a trail southeast of our town last Saturday. It was intentional, and it was good. In order for that to make sense, you need to know how I feel about funerals. I … Continue reading

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Praying at the Intersection of Creation and Creator

I didn’t know there was a technical term to describe the way I’ve been enjoying God these last four years, but there is. And I like it. In the book Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas describes nine ways Christians draw near … Continue reading

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Macro and Micro

The last time I led a short-term missions trip, I felt like I let my team down. Our international short-term program had started small, and I had led teams each year as it grew. But in the fourth year we … Continue reading

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Sunflowers, Two Prophets, and a 7-year-old Girl

It was one of my “Bad Dad” moments.  My daughter Amy was telling me about her day, with all the excruciating detail that matters to a 7-year-old girl (but much less to her tired father).  She could tell I was … Continue reading

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More Than Checking Boxes

Sometimes God isn’t very subtle.  Today was one of those times. I’m nearing the end of an Old Testament reading plan, and I came across a sobering passage this morning.  In Zechariah 7:5 God expresses His disappointment in the fasts … Continue reading

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