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I Will Always Chase Him

There are two things that are sacred at my house: the Lord, Jesus Christ, and baseball.  My children will grow-up to know much of both. I took Adam, my seven-year-old boy, to his first professional baseball game a few weeks ago – it was perfect.  Great seats. Great weather. Great hotdogs. Happy father. After the game, Adam was so excited that he bounded down the stadium steps three at a time. I yelled after him, “Don’t make me chase you!” But I didn’t mean that. I will always chase him. He’s not my only begotten – but...

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Working Hard from Far Away

I’m currently in a long distance relationship.  I know what you’re thinking, “Wow James, that must be really tough.” And you know what dedicated...

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Just Show Up

My dad always told me when I was growing up, “If you just show up and pay attention, you’ll be way ahead of your...

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Status Quo

In-tinc-tion:  “the action of dipping the bread in the wine at a Eucharist so that a communicant receives both together.” As my second year of...

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Your Jesus is Too Small

It’s a hidden little story in the midst of the grand narrative of royal David. The one destined to occupy the throne is running...


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Voice

I always wonder what people think the first time they hear my voice. “Wow, I didn’t expect you to be that nasally.” “Hmm, surprisingly gentle, yet...

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How to Wash Stinky Feet

John 13 contains one of the Gospel’s most poignant interactions between Jesus and his disciples.  Here we see Jesus taking on the most lowly,...
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