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Another Forty Days, Day 12–That’s All Well and Good, But I’m Not Jesus

Sometimes when I look at the magnitude of the problems that our society faces, I am overwhelmed. Today I was listening to a panel of professionals talking about the work they’re doing to address poverty, homelessness, hunger, and other challenges … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 30–The Walls of Jericho

“Joshua fit the battle of Jericho And the walls come tumbling down” I have built up an incredible system of self defense structures to protect myself from emotional harm. Five years ago when the bottom temporarily fell out of my life … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 29–Life on the Edge

Today I worked virtually all day in my house, and everywhere I went there was some new project that I didn’t plan for. Of course there was the occasional break, but I worked pretty much nonstop. I finally dragged myself … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 22–The Company You Keep

Jesus hung out with some shady people. He didn’t shy back from spending time with drug dealers and prostitutes, and there were the always distasteful tax collectors. Unlike other religious personages of his time, who preferred to be seen as pious … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 17–Life in Reverse

The year that was 2011 was exceedingly difficult: my relationship with my significant other ended, I lost my job, and lost my home and had to move. I had lost my father in September of the previous year. It was … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 27–Bearing the Load

This is one of those weeks that has felt like two. It really wasn’t, of course, just a really long one. It didn’t help that I spent the first part of the week at a conference, spending one night at … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 6–Taking the Easy Way

I fast a lot. I began the practice a few years ago when my best friend mentioned to me that she and a friend from her church were going to fast and put some requests before God. “I’ll join in … Continue reading

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