Tag Archives: compassion

No longer dodging Jesus

I understand why Marti is asking that I stop avoiding conflict. How can I sing a new song of deliverance to those who have no hope, if, at the same time, I insist on remaining comfortable among those who do? … Continue reading

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What I learned at the DMV

Chandler, our 16-year-old son, recently got his learner’s driving permit. To do so he had to pass a written test of 46 multiple choice questions. We were concerned about the test because Chandler has challenges reading due to a learning … Continue reading

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Baby whisperer

I love this picture. It’s been around so you’ve probably already seen it, but I want to comment on it today. I haven’t seen this as much as Marti has, but she tells me that on at least a couple … Continue reading

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Grace turned outward

Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God. It is the knowledge that you are pleasing to God right now regardless of what you have or haven’t done. Grace is the realization that you have already earned a place … Continue reading

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In the world

It’s easier to judge than to empathize. It’s easier to categorize than to identify. It’s easier to find what’s wrong with the world than it is to find and support what is right. It’s easier to write the world off … Continue reading

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John wept.

I got all choked up Tuesday on the radio. I was talking about Francis Schaeffer and why he cried and the depth of it gripped me and I cried, too. Couldn’t help it. Marti noticed it in my voice and … Continue reading

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Learning to cry

Few men have influenced me as greatly as has Francis Schaeffer, the late father of Frank Schaeffer, our BlogTalkRadio guest tonight. The elder Schaeffer was the first on a short list of evangelical leaders in my lifetime who were serious … Continue reading

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