Be near us today so close we can't ignore You
By writing, I listen, I wrestle, I pout, I jump for joy…I get the stuff out of my head that, left locked up, may make it difficult to carry on with the day.
I stopped singing. I breathed differently. Tried to convince my body to knock it off. Can't you see where we are? Don't you remember what I do for a living? Can you please stop?!
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From his book Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes.
I had the recent privilege of preaching at another church. I preached a sermon that I'd preached a few weeks prior at my church. It was refreshing to be able to connect so much more deeply with the message because it was that much more familiar to me. The sermon begins about 43 minutes in.
Days off are a little horrible. Just a little. I'll often have a plan: go to coffee shop, edit writing, buy face wash from Trader Joe's. And then I'll sit down and the only thing I want to do is watch a movie which I don't really want to do. What I really want to …