What did you expect?

What did you expect?

Have you ever gotten the distinct sensation that God is laughing at you? Not a cruel, cynical sound, but that “knowing” laugh where He quietly shakes His head and chuckles because He just thinks you’re so cute! That’s the laugh I got today. Yesterday was a sad day. Yesterday the old year and the new year …read more →

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This time it’s personal

What’s your nationality? For the vast majority of my readers, the truest answer is that we’re American. From there we can reach back in our heritage and lay claim to cultures farther away: My dad’s parents came from Italy, my mom’s ancestors from Scotland and Ireland. Depending on the day, I may be more apt to claim …read more →

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Romania or Bust

Today I’m working on renewing my passport. It’s a bittersweet task; bitter because, while I’ve had the passport for a full 10 years, I haven’t actually gone anywhere (much to my own frustration and my parents immense joy) but sweet because that’s all going to change very soon. Let me tell you about it. If …read more →

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The Art of Giving Offense

One of the things I love about Jesus is that he rarely did what people thought he should do. When his mom and brothers came demanding his attention, he looked around at the random crowd surrounding him and said, “These are my mothers, brothers and sisters.” The authorities expected a king with an army, he came as …read more →

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My Wingman

If you had asked me a couple of years ago if I was going to get married, I would have told you that I didn’t know. Getting married has always been a part of what I wanted to do with my life, but at that point it just didn’t seem to be what God was doing, …read more →

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You Got This Boo!

Supposedly, everyone knows that men love the challenge of pursuing and winning a women, and women love being valued highly enough to be pursued and won. This is human nature 101. However, if you ask just about any person who’s single or who got married after the age of 20, you’ll probably hear about how love …read more →

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Who’s Your Daddy

Have you ever read the Dr. Seuss book, “Are you my mother?” If not, here’s the Cliff Note version: a mother bird notices that her egg is about to hatch, so flies off to find a worm for her new baby, only while she’s away her egg hatches. Noticing that it’s all alone, the baby bird …read more →

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Among my trappings and belongings

If you were to ask me what the deepest desire of my heart is, I think you’d be surprised by my answer, mostly because I was a bit surprised when I realized it too! We moved several times while growing up. This is simply fact, I’m not saying it was bad or good. In fact, …read more →

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These afflictions eclipsed by glory

Last Sunday, I was sitting at a piano in front of a couple hundred people, singing a song I’ve sung a thousand times before, when I was totally distracted by one of the lines… so distracted I had to stop singing and talk about it. “How He Loves” has become a standard in church music, right …read more →

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Hope is more fun

Things are changing, and it’s so exciting! Or maybe it totally sucks… I can’t really come to a consistent conclusion as to how I feel about it yet. From my perspective, it seems fairly obvious that this season is a bridge to the next big thing. Which – I mean – that’s great… I think. I …read more →

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