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The power to DO vs. the power to BE

Photo by Andrew Blight, Flickr Creative Commons If you were suddenly given superpower, what would you do? • Eliminate all crime and poverty in your community? • Singlehandedly bring an end to the Ebola crisis (and while you’re at it, zap every other disease)? • Circle the globe, subduing every terrorist and squashing every last terrorist group? Or maybe you’d do…

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Would anyone want to watch a movie of your life?

How would you explain “the plot of your life”? In other words, is your life moving in a clear and meaningful direction? (Or, does it feel more like a series of random events that simply aren’t going anywhere?) Here’s the question in really blunt terms: Would anyone want to watch a movie of your life? I ask for four reasons: One, I’m wrestling with this uncomfortable issue myself (and, as the old saying goes, misery loves…

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When God seems absent

We’ve all had those days (weeks? seasons? years?) when God seemed more like an imaginary friend than a living, present reality in our lives. During those times, the spiritual life can start to feel like so much wishful thinking. What we see obscures all the things we can’t see. Faith gives way to fear. I found this great prayer from George Macdonald…

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