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Why Am I Starting a Blog Column Called #WhyWednesday?

Why? Sometimes, "why" can be the world's most awkward question. Recently I walked into the room where my four-year-old son had spread cheese dip all over the kitchen table, his chair, himself and had managed to then sling it all over the floor, the cabinets, the walls, and my boots (who were mere innocent bystanders). My question was logical... "Why?" No answer. I should have known. He doesn't really understand the question anyway. And besides, one might easily …

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The 3 Big Questions of this Social, Digital Age

I've decided to connect with a lot of people in a lot of different ways. I also read a lot of stuff, mostly online but also in print. And I try to write and share great content along the way. The problem is, each of these is never-ending. In other words, there will always be something else to read, someone else with whom to connect, and more to write. Especially now. I've managed to boil my own approach to this new content-driven, socially-connected age down to three big …

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Questions to Ask Each New Year

Donald Whitney has a way of putting things in perspective. He's listed 31 great questions to ask at the beginning of each new year. Here are my favorites... What's one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God? What's the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year? In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it? What's the most important way you will, by God's grace, …

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When God Doesn’t Seem to Answer Our Prayer

Prayer seems like a simple subject on the surface, but in reality, it's the deepest of all subjects related to the Christian life. I was going about my daily routine today, chomping through my lengthy to do list and making great progress on things that really aren't that important when I was stopped in my tracks by an email from someone who is currently struggling in their faith. They asked me a simple question... "why should I keep praying when God doesn't answer my …

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