Restoration – Beauty in Brokenness

Repair of crack pottery tea cup with a hand

The first time I learned about Kintsugi, I was captivated. Kintsugi (golden joinery) is an ancient Japanese art form that was birthed from a philosophy that “…treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise…” (Wikipedia, 2016). Cherished pieces of pottery, porcelain, or ceramics have a story and value. The…

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The Best Way to Respond to a “Heavy” Feeling

Asian woman sitting alone on the floor in the bedroom leaning her head against the bed

Please tell me that I’m not alone in this—many times throughout the day, I feel a “heaviness” in my stomach.  It could be one of those beautiful, warm spring days like we’ve had here lately. I’ll be basking in the sunshine one moment and then feel that proverbial dark cloud around me in the next. I…

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Is It Saturday In Your Life? 

Person holding candle light on candles light background in the dark.

I have a super fancy college word that I’d like you and me to learn together.   Ready? Here’s the word – denouement (say it DAY-noo-mahn). Webster’s Dictionary defines it as the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.…

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What’s So Good About Good Friday?

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ARIMATHEA (God In My Grave) Watch an interpretation of the Easter Story from Joseph of Arimathea’s view. To learn more about Joseph of Arimathea, read: Matthew chapter 27, Mark chapter 15, Luke chapter 23, John chapter 19, and Isaiah 53:9. Thanks to Passion City Church for this content. What’s so good about Good Friday? Watch…

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A Modest Proposal for You


Q: What do The Beatles, my parents, and the ’94 Lakers have in common? A: They couldn’t stay together. They all broke up. They just couldn’t make it work. This is not abnormal. This is the natural state of things. Shaq and Kobe could’ve dominated for a decade, but they couldn’t stand each other anymore.…

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Don’t Waste Your Potential!

Basketball hoop isolated on black background

I don’t know about you, but I have been especially captivated by this year’s NCAA March Madness games. The level of excellence achieved by everyone involved is simply amazing. That same level of excellence, seen amongst the final teams, I find equally present in the teams that lose in the first round. How many times…

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Rough Edges

Beach, wave and footprints at sunset time

Spring is just around the corner, and I’m sure you can picture God’s fresh flowers coming to life. The grass is getting a little greener, and the trees are starting to bloom. It’s a beautiful time when we see life awaken from its dormancy, signifying renewal and rebirth. This spring, however, instead of fresh flowers…

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Receiving Real Rest

Dad putting to sleep baby boy in his arms

Are you weary? Are you carrying heavy burdens? Sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling like the weight of the world is on me. I may get temporary, physical relief, or even a mental escape, from a vacation or time doing something I enjoy. Although those things are all good and needed, I still…

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Looking Back

The other day, I googled quotes on looking back. Boy, what a mistake. First, the volume of opinion about whether or not looking back in your life is a great, or terrible, idea is substantial. 50% of all the quotes I read centered around the idea that looking backward in life is unnecessary, unproductive, and the fastest way to relive regret, failures, and…

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