Fear of God

When I was a young child, I got several nasty cuts across my fingers when I tried to lift up a half-opened lid from a can. While the cuts healed fairly quickly, the fear of can lids followed me for a long time. Fear can be crippling, and what causes fear in one person may …

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What Death Can Teach

Midway through last week, my wife Staci called and shared with me that her ailing mother was asking for me, and wondered if it was at all possible for me to fly to Spokane to see her. People were gracious, and I changed my schedule. The plan was that Staci would pick me up at …

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Our Best Selves

As their time together came to a close, a small group of people began to share how much they loved being a part of the community. “I just feel like I can really be myself in this group,” said one. Another responded, “I agree. I feel both comfortable and challenged, in a good way, being …

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