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24 Jun

Hate to Wait | Jessica Gravelle

Do you hate to wait? I know I do. It’s hard to wait and very easy to lose patience in the process. I tend to get impatient when waiting for trivial things like my order at Starbucks or a delayed...

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08 Mar

Leaving Well | Suzy Silk

Recently I had to exit from a team I had worked and served alongside for many years. Even though I was leaving because I was no longer thriving and felt that God was leading me...

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17 Jun

What’s Happening in Me as Others Leave the City | David Robbins

I’ve only lived here two and a half years … but it has begun. Friends who have become dear, co-workers I love, best friends of my kids, and leaders that I respect are moving out...

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28 Jan

Resting in the Performance of Another | Eric Gravelle

I was getting ready for bed one evening last week and suddenly felt an intense desire to spend some time in prayer.  I wish I could say that my prayer life is consistently strong and that...

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10 Dec

God’s Deepest Desire for Us This Christmas | David Robbins

“The purpose of life is intimacy with God.”  I cannot have a single conversation with my friend and mentor, David English, that he doesn’t say this line. But the thing is, he really means it...

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19 Nov

The Disorder of Daily LIfe | David Robbins

When I moved to New York City I knew it would be impossible to be stagnant in my own character growth and faith process. I knew the city would push the internal needle in my...

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11 Nov

The Paradox of Interdependence | Carrie Walker

Bob, my dashing boyfriend, and I were on the way to church yesterday when he commented that the leaves were past their “peak”. I had to agree and I felt a tinge of grief. I...

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14 Oct

A Contemplative Life amidst the City Chaos | David Robbins

I'm a doer. I like doing things with excellence and I desire deeply to make a difference in the world. There is certainly some dignity that comes out of it, but “this way I am” also...

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10 Sep

Identity Theft: How the Gospel Changes Us | David Robbins

“We have a natural tendency to remember what we should forget and forget what we should remember. “ –Mark Batterson There’s a song I can’t get out of my head these days.  It’s set to...

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11 Aug

Three Perspectives on Singleness (what has kept me sane) | John Gunter

Let me clear the air about where I am in life.  I am a single male.  I recently passed the dreaded precipice of 40.  I live in Asia and have lived here for most of the...