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“Push it! Don’t stop!” the man yelled in my direction. I start to run again. I was miserable, and I blamed my sister. After all, she had the bright idea to buy my family these bootcamp sessions at the local... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Persecution Blog
Are you familiar with this question? “Mommy, Daddy, who is Santa Claus?” If we haven’t heard it from our children, we may remember asking it ourselves. Thus proceeds an onslaught of stories and wild tales. “Well, Santa Claus is this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Persecution Blog
My favorite things about road trips are the surprises along the way, and my most recent trip didn’t let me down. I stopped in Chattanooga, Tenn. and fell in love with the people. One person I met learned of my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Persecution Blog
Read Genesis 39. For Joseph, slavery, Potiphar’s wife and prison were not detours from God’s will for his life. In fact, they were God’s will for his life. They were the path to the palace. They were not in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Persecution Blog
Like many Americans, I followed the story of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer with interest over the past couple of weeks. They spent the last two years experiencing something few of us ever will. The two American hikers spent more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Persecution Blog
Have you ever tried putting the toothpaste back into the tube? I tried it once in a middle school Bible study. Some of us thought we knew how to get the paste back –squeeze a little of the tube, suck... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Persecution Blog
In the morning, I detest everything but black coffee. No cream or sugar, please. When I get to work, I need a cup of coffee. In fact, I have one sitting in front of me right now. The steam rising... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Persecution Blog
I was in New York City a few months ago and heard this story in a sermon. The pastor could not find the source, and I can’t find it either, but it is worth telling anyway. The donkey awakened, his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at Persecution Blog
I remember making my first bowl of cereal. The cabinet with the dishes was so high. I pulled myself on top the counter and swung open the cabinet door, ducking so it wouldn’t hit me in the head. I jumped... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Persecution Blog
Sorry for the cliché, but it really is a small world. Or maybe it’s just that something small can touch the world. This past week, I sat in a coffee shop with a friend. She introduced me to her pastor.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Persecution Blog
“Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Persecution Blog