Tag: Faith

Why I Believe

It’s supposed to be spring in Minnesota, but nine inches of new snow has given me reason to doubt. I believe, if we are honest with ourselves, we all have times of doubt. We all have questions. I grew up

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Resurrection

Volkswagen vans are an icon of the 1960s, When I see them on the road today, they are generally full of rust and barely running. They look run down, and ready to retire.  Once in awhile, I see one that

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Searching

Searching for answers is part of the human condition. We all have different questions, but want the right answer. Is that the right approach? I had a random, yet inspiring conversation after church this week. The conversation was mostly about

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Contentment

Contentment is something I long for in my relationship with God. At times I feel like I have it; at others, I feel I’m holding on for dear life. This past year, filled with grief, obstacles, and new challenges left

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Self Less

I like to think about me. I admit it. I focus on my career, my family, my needs, my wants. Is that unusual? The world tells us to focus on ourselves. Media tells us to be thinner, prettier, younger. Social

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The Race

A few years ago, I was asked if I would run a race, a 5k. My first thought was maybe. I’m not really a runner. Then I looked at the course for this race. It was on the hills of

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Hope

      Guest blogger Melanie Land Graves shares this beautiful writing on hope. Hope…to have it, is life-giving; to be without it, is a slow death. I remember vividly so many seasons in my life when I felt there

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Spiritual Resolutions

It is that time of year for setting resolutions. I am always extra motivated at the start of the year to work on my health. Those are the easiest resolutions for me to set. Yes, some of them have failed

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Merry Christmas

                  Merry Christmas. I pray this day is one of celebration and remembrance of the incredible gift of Christ. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be

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Prepared

    Tree is decorated. Cards are in the mail. Presents are purchased, wrapped and under the tree. I am prepared for Christmas to happen. The hustle and bustle hasn’t caught me off guard. I wonder if Mary felt the

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