31 Days challenge

Zombies Have to Eat

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Yesterday’s post about consuming the flesh and blood of Jesus is still right here with me, I guess because it’s confusing and weighty. The Eucharist is a mystery. And yet, Jesus really did say that eternal life is found when we ingest Him fully, when He becomes infused in every…

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Now Serving the Flesh and Blood of Jesus

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There are plenty of strange things in the Bible. But since it’s recording things about people and life, the oddness lends to the Bible’s credibility. If things were too perfect, it would have to be fake, because if we humans are anything, we are strange. One mind-boggling thing recorded was…

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#WhatSpiritualZombiesAreThinking

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It’s Day 21 of the Write 31 Days challenge! My series is titled Wake up from Zombie-Like Faith—because it’s October and because some seasons of life send us staggering about in a fog. (ammirite?) And if you’ve been following along, you may have noticed a glitch. Day 20 never happened….

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Junk Food for the Soul

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One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to try local fare. I want to try independent restaurants and coffee shops and bakeries where someone who is passionate about the offering has invested in a place like none other. Maybe this is a way of being adventurous, or…

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Priming the Listening Pump

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A dear friend of mine is a gifted conversationalist. Conversational lull is rare when she’s in the mix, because she is either drawing others out through probing questions or introducing a new topic from something that’s recently piqued her interest. Her ability to connect to people means that many would…

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Tuning My Ears to God’s Voice

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One of the best gifts Mike has ever given me is a set of Bose noise-cancelling earphones. Lest you think earphones are among the worst gifts a man could give his beloved—in the same category as giving a blender, a la Father of the Bride—let me be clear: these earphones…

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My Ears Seem to Be Broken

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If I don’t write it down, you can bet I’ll forget it. Too many times to count, I’ve been on my way to the store and my dear husband will say, “Hey! Why don’t you pick up some extra _________!” I’ll agree. I’ll even be excited about whatever Mike has…

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The Living One Who Sees Me

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As my husband would attest, I’m not the most observant person when it comes to physical space. I can walk right on by things without noticing. But I cannot NOT pick up on emotional vibes and tension, so I figure my skills lie elsewhere. Suffice it to say, I don’t…

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Here’s Mud in Your Eye

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Do you have a favorite book or movie that you never tire of? I have watched You’ve Got Mail, The Incredibles, Akeela and the Bee countless times. I read A Horse and His Boy annually. And then there are my favorite passages of Scripture. Chapter 9 of John’s Gospel is…

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You’ve Got Zombie Vision

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A few months ago I read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. It’s a haunting story about a family and how tragedy met them over a few generations, shaping their lives. As the sorrows compiled, the family home grew more cluttered, falling into disrepair. What was familiar and common to the family…

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