Category Archives: Kingdom Values

The Santa Claus Break-Up

The other day I was at the pool with our youngest, age 10. While Jackson was swimming, a little girl lost a tooth in the pool. For about 10 minutes, every kid in the pool was putting on their goggles … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord

Whether it’s television, movies, or literature, the oldest trick in the book is the surprise ending, the twist at the end that changes everything. You know how it works: the character you thought was the hero actually turns out to … Continue reading

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Daring Faith: Coming Back

What do you think of when you hear the word “comeback?” Sports fans might think back to the most recent Super Bowl and the Patriots’ historic 25-point comeback, the largest in Super Bowl history. Michael Phelps was in the news … Continue reading

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Daring Faith: The Glory of the Cross

At the height of the Nazi regime, while millions of Jews were being killed in the extermination camps, mimeographed pamphlets denouncing Nazi tyranny were being distributed across Germany – leaflets written by a group calling themselves “The White Rose.” These … Continue reading

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Daring Faith: The Holy Spirit

It was the first day of school for Dan Lear’s three kids. In a scramble to get his boys to class on time, the Seattle lawyer wound up parking in a space he probably should have avoided. “There was a … Continue reading

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Daring Faith: I Was Blind But Now I See

In 2013, I made a choice to believe in the resurrection. Two years earlier, my father-in-law, Alan Shates, was diagnosed with ALS, a disease for which there is no known cure. As we watched this disease slowly strip Alan of … Continue reading

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Hope Against Hope

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It was a Saturday. We were planning to go to Nashville that day to see her. She’d been hospitalized there for several days and we’d planned for me to finish up the school…

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