A Lesson From the Gadarenes

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Gadarenes had a problem. Well, no. They had two problems—two demon-possessed men, “exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way” (Matthew 8:28). They lived in the tombs of the area, a hazard to travelers and residents alike, and there was nothing the locals could do about it. …

There Is No Secret to Starting

Reading Time: 5 minutesI used to think there was. I still want there to be one, if we’re being honest—some secret method to get started …

Close Doesn’t Count

Reading Time: 5 minutesI have a Fitbit. I have it because I also have an incredibly sedentary desk job, and I am more than capable …

The Zero-Sum Game

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the zero-sum game, I can’t win unless you lose. I can’t do better unless you do worse. Lots of things in …

Selah

Reading Time: 2 minutes“Selah.” That word shows up 71 times in the book of Psalms, but we don’t know for sure what it means. It …

Less Time Than You Think

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery year, I think I have more time. Pentecost ends, and the Feast of Trumpets seems an impossibly long way away. The …

In Whatever State I Am

Reading Time: 6 minutesI had my first fast when I was six years old. I remember it because of how excited I was leading up …

Reverse Engineering Your Destiny

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe seventh trumpet. It’s the moment everything changes. It’s the reason “the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until …

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