What Does A Grown Up Life Look Like?

The week before Easter, I read this Tish Harrison Warren interview (it may be behind a paywall) with Tim Keller, the well known founder of Redeemer Church in New York City. Keller has spent two years suffering from pancreatic cancer. I found this interview to be a perfect example of what the Grown Up life... Continue Reading →

All It Took Was A Little Girl

I am haunted by Peter’s denial of Jesus. Jesus has been captured and taken before the High Priest. Peter, silently and without drawing attention to himself, follows Jesus to the house of the High Priest. Peter is fully aware that his association with Jesus puts him at risk of capture and arrest as well but... Continue Reading →

How To Learn How To Live

At every turning point in our lives we are having to learn how to live. When a crushing loss happens to us we often say that “I had to learn how to live without…” If a prevailing illness or injury happens to us we say, “I had to learn how to live now that I... Continue Reading →

The God Who Sees Me

A few months back, I was struggling with disappointment and battling doubt and uncertainty. One morning during this time, I opened up the Daily Prayer app and came across the reading for that day - Genesis 16 and the story of Hagar. As I read, this line jumped out at me, “You are the God... Continue Reading →

Facing Death on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, this macabre practice of putting ashes on your forehead in the shape of a cross, is such a countercultural activity that it is amazing that it is still practiced. Ash Wednesday is countercultural because it is a deep and ritualistic focus on the one thing we hate to think about - death. The... Continue Reading →

Never Stop Growing Up

Most females stop growing physically at age 15 and males stop growing at age 18. Our brains will continue to develop until age 25. So, by the time we reach 30 years old we have reached our peak in human physical and mental development. Yet, as Eugene Peterson points out, the most important growing up... Continue Reading →

A Living and Breathing Life

To live a Grown Up life, you need the very spiritual life breath of God. Two striking moments in human history occured with God breathing something into existence. When God created the first man, scripture says that he “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” When Jesus has been raised from the dead and... Continue Reading →

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