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You Should Try Sailing Instead of Rowing

You Should Try Sailing Instead of Rowing

Transformation into Christlikeness and the Christian life in general seem like a lot of work to many people. They may even think: “There must be more to this life than trying.” “God must be disappointed in me.” “It feels like I live a double life.” “No matter how hard I try, I don’t seem toRead more

Is a “With-God Life” Really Important?

Is a “With-God Life” Really Important?

One individual who comes to me for Spiritual Direction is responsible for an organization with 330 staff and a large budget. He is in and out of meetings all day and constantly interacts with people. He asked me, “is it really so important that I talk to God about things—even little things—all day long?” MyRead more

Tired of Cliché Christian Happiness? Try this Instead

Tired of Cliché Christian Happiness? Try this Instead

My crabby self is beginning to be won over. A little background. I don’t put stock in “easy answers.” I strive for authenticity and any hint of that plastic sort of happy-face Christianity –well, I have to work at loving a person who espouses that. I don’t like sugar-coating things, or even coming close toRead more

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