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Kid Stuff

“And he said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.’” –Matthew 18:3 Read: Matthew 18 What a memory. As a little boy, I was too afraid of what was underneath the bed, so to say my prayers I’d get on my knees on […]

This Soul Is Guarded

Last week in D.C., one of the most important sites I promised to show Loretta was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. And while I described the scene to her prior to our arrival — much like the case of this entry — she’ll tell you I didn’t do it justice. If you’re unfamiliar, the Tomb […]

26.2 (The Finish)

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” –1 Corinthians 9:24 Read: 1 Corinthians 9 Loretta’s half-marathon in D.C. last week brought back memories of her first-ever 26.2 race. Hope you enjoy my memories. Twenty-six […]

Embrace Your Smallness

Truth is, I can’t be reminded of it enough. Although some days present scenarios that help me realize it better than others, life has a way of offering a million visible souvenirs of one simple, solitary, certain fact: I am extremely small. This picture I took of Loretta at the front door of the National […]

His Work, One Year Later

“But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” –Romans 5:20 Read: Romans 5 Don’t bend, twist or lift anything heavy. Avoid slipping and falling. Those were my instructions 365 days ago. See, by sticking to those rules, the odds were in my favor for solid fusion between the new hardware and bones. Simply, the […]

Halls to Walk

“He never sleeps. He never slumbers.” –Psalm 121:4 Read: Psalm 121 There exists within Wendy’s parents’ beautiful Craftsman-style home — the home in which we are currently guests — a single hallway that stretches the length of the home, ending in one of the home’s two bathrooms. And for a child at night in search […]

The Race With Grace

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” –Colossians 3:23-24 Read: Colossians 3 Her face said it all. As Loretta finished the Nike Women’s Half Marathon this weekend, exhaustion met joy […]

Grace Defined

“For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, so no man can boast.” –Ephesians 2:8-9 Read: Ephesians 2 How much work does it take to transform your health? If you asked a hard-gainer how much work it takes to add […]

The Promise of Grace

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.” –2 Corinthians 12:8 Read: 2 Corinthians 12 This being “Grace Week,” I wanted to share (or remind some of you) of a phone call I took from a listener while I was on Moody Bible Radio a while back. She struggles with […]

Worn-Out Tools

“So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.” –Nehemiah 4:6 Read: Nehemiah 4 Like it was yesterday, I remember walking out of my English professor’s office angry, upset and embarrassed. Gritting my teeth and holding back tears I marched, but I didn’t […]