the thirst we all have

There's an insightful verse I read recently that reminds us what it looks like when we look for fulfillment in the wrong places. It's Jeremiah 2.13, and the Lord is speaking to his wayward people. For context, let's start in verse 12: "Be appalled, O heavens, at this, be shocked, be utterly desolate, says the…

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who and where and who

I was out for a walk one day, and I started thinking about 3 simple words: Who and Where and Who. I know, I know, that's only 2 words; but for me, those 2 words refer to 3 different things. And I find those 3 things helpful in reminding me about one more word: What.…

As far as it is possible … peace

Romans 12.18 tells us: "If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all" (NRSV). If you've lived any length of time, or lived any length of time with another person, you know how challenging this command is. Peace with people simply does not come naturally. Competition? Yes. Correction of…