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A Whole New Way To Think About Fear That Changes Everything We've Been Taught

A baby bird flew into our house.

I’d left the back door open to drink in the crisp air never expecting a winged creature to begin whizzing through various rooms, perching on door frames, staring at me from the ceiling fan.

Leif and I tried everything we knew to scoot our new friend to safety. The tiny bird didn't understand that the dashing was dangerous. The distrust made it more difficult to set him free.

The incident reminded me that we do this sometimes, too. Continue Reading...

Waiting on the Promises of God

Colorado is a land of majesty and beauty, but also a harsh, rugged, and formidable landscape.

In the early settlement days, the rugged terrain and the harsh winters were so brutal and unforgiving that even imagining the possibility of a mile high city rising up from the Rocky Mountain foothills must have made those settlers chuckle and shake their heads in disbelief.

160 years later, the Colorado landscape is still a wild and unpredictable force of nature, but an equally magnificent city called Denver has sprung up on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

And for all of us who live here, it is just as beautiful and engaging as the wildlife that surrounds it. From the Wells Fargo Building to Union Station to the Denver Art Museum to the State Capitol Building, who would have thought that the little mining town of Denver would become such a vibrant city?

Sometimes life doesn’t turn out like you expect. I’ve found this to be true not only in the stories of friends, family, people I meet wherever we travel, but also in my own life. I’ve struggled with issues in every category—from finances to faith to physical ailments—that have left me wondering, “Where are you God?” Continue Reading...

When You Wonder Where God Is

Margaret —  August 25, 2013 — 6 Comments

Sunday Still: For When You Wonder Where God Is

“The story of Joseph is a powerful reminder that even when things don’t make sense, God is still at work. Continue Reading...

BREATHE

We are created for a relationship with God, and that means we’re meant to experience God’s presence. We need God’s presence and the awareness of His nearness if we’re going to grow into the fullness of all God intends. Apart from His presence, we can begin to convince ourselves that somehow God is distant, somehow we can handle things on our own.

Maybe this is one reason God keeps echoing throughout Scripture, “I am with you! I am with you! I am with you! [Tweet this] Continue Reading...

21 Days of Wonder: Listen

Margaret —  February 4, 2013 — 19 Comments

21 Days of Wonder LISTENFlip through your music collection and select a song that’s particularly meaningful to your spiritual journey. [Tweet this] Close your eyes and listen to the lyrics. Continue Reading...