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Life in the Desert

A twenty-something friend reached out to me recently, just to talk. He had abandoned the idea of God in his late teen years after religious culture and hell-fire-and-brimstone left a bitter taste in his mouth. I can’t say I blame him for spitting it out. Now, after ten years of tasting all that life has to offer, he is weary—thirsty for something that life isn’t providing. Sure, he’s successful, and he’s a great guy. But he’s sinking. He’s in the midst of some […]

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Stranded in the Desert of Life

This week, I had a situation that didn’t go the way I had planned. At the last minute, an obligation I couldn’t escape forced me to change my schedule and cancel something I was really looking forward to. I was angry, frustrated, and ungrateful. I was a picture of Israel: in the desert, complaining. Do you remember the story? “The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin. In the desert the whole community grumbled […]

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