Watch your mouth
Christian Life

Watch your mouth

What’s coming out of your mouth today? Obviously, right now we’re all super into washing our hands (anyone else’s hurt?) and minding how we cough/sneeze (dabbing is cool again!), but those aren’t the only contagion vectors we should be concerned about. Think about it. When you cough or sneeze, you make a choice. Do I …

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Peace I leave with you
Christian Life

Social distancing, not spiritual distancing

It seems bleak right now, doesn’t it?⁣⁣ Schools closed.⁣⁣Events cancelled.⁣⁣States of emergency.⁣⁣ The news addiction is real, too. I’ve been on Facebook more in the last 24 hours than the last 24 days, watching reports—both official and anecdotal—roll in with increasing anxiety.⁣ It’s not the virus I’m concerned about. Yes, coronavirus is nasty. But people can …

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"A thrill of hope" A barn with a manger in soft light.
Wonder

A thrill of hope

Anticipation is high as a teenage girl labors in a foreign city surrounded by strangers and livestock, her first tremor of pain the first thrill of hope for all humanity. Questions thicken the air with every contraction.⁣ When will he arrive?How will it happen?Will it take a long time?What will he look like?Will she love …

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"God fulfills his promises." Pregnant woman standing in a field, smiling at her belly.
Who Are You

Expecting God

What are you expecting right now? What promise of God are you carrying in your belly, (im)patiently waiting for the day it will be delivered? As Mary made her way to Bethlehem, she held within her the greatest promise ever made. She was physically and spiritually heavy with expectation. I imagine she was also deeply …

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