Andrew Murray

Reaping the Hard Work of Repentance

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If you asked me, a non-parent, what one thing would help parents do their very difficult job, I would have said something like patience or love or consistency. Those are good things—needful things, to be sure. But during the summer message series at my church, my pastor mentioned something that…

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Writing Is the Good Kind of Hard

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Because writers write, you would think that working on a writing project would then be easy. Wrong. It’s not easy. It’s hard, but at least it’s the good kind. I think writers are merely willing to labor longer than others, moving words about and deleting them and starting all over…

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Mountaintop Meetings and the Number 40

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July has been a big month for me. First there was The Birthday, the one everyone dreads, but because numbers don’t click with my word-wired brain, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about. I did, however, appreciate Lodge Lady K’s comment that the number 40 holds special biblical…

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Thirsty in Any State

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So, the mountains aren’t a magical fix for my writing life. I had hoped that the change of scenery from the flat lands of Illinois to the majesty of Colorado would unlock within me the word torrent that has been building in my heart. Nope. Scenery didn’t do it. Not…

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Spring Cleaning

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Spring has come to relieve my wintry heart of its sigh. Warm breezes and bright sun stream of hope, awakening nature in my soul as it does in my yard. It stirs in me a desire to clean away and cut back the overgrowth from last season. Such spring cleaning…

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