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Dancing Anxiously at Life's Circumference

Often we get distracted by the outside circumstances of our lives, and we lose focus on Christ at the Center.
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"Cubs Win!" and Other Election Day Thoughts - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

The Cubs won! And today, someone will win the presidency. Let's hold fast to the hope that our King is coming, no matter what happens in the polls.
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The Benefits of Time Travel

When I first heard about the app “Timehop,” I had really mixed feelings.   If you haven’t heard of it, it does what it sounds like: hops through time. It pools together a...
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Why I Let My Daughter Be Scared - Pop Culture Espresso Shots

As a parent, it's always hard to decide what kinds of things your kids should watch, especially if they are scared. But maybe there is value in watching things that scare our children?
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Why Supporting Doubt Helps Develop Faith

New research indicates that doubt is the single biggest factor leading young people away from the Church. Yet the problem isn't really their doubt: it's our flawed response to it.
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Two Things to Remember in the Face of Doubt

As we get older, it can be hard to hold onto the faith of our youth. Here are two things to remember in the face of doubt.
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Mercy is Better Than What I Deserve - Sunday of the Canaanite Woman

Mercy is something that is given freely, not something deserved. And thank God, because if we all got we deserved, then who would stand a chance before the face of God?
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The World is Scary; Jesus Wins - Ninth Sunday of Luke

In the wake of violence and the terror of life, it's hard to be anything but afraid. But the Kingdom of God and Jesus Christ give us hope that all will be well.
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Why Being Good to Enemies is the Worst and Only Path to Salvation - Second Sunday of Luke

Being merciful to enemies is difficult, and it often is fairly unpleasant. But this Sunday, Christ invites us to walk the hard path of being good to those who harm us.
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Being Brave in Uncertainty - First Sunday of Luke

Often times we rush to conclusions in order to resolve the pain of feeling vulnerable uncertain. Could it be, however, that Christ is promising to meet us in those places of vulnerability instead of encouraging us to rush through them?
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Meeting Pirates - Sunday Before Holy Cross

Sometimes when we come to meet God, we may not be meeting Who we expect. And usually, that's probably a good thing.
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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wedding Feast - Fourteenth Sunday of Matthew

This Sunday, God, our gracious host, invites us to sit at His Table in His Kingdom, but He reminds us that there is a dress code.
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Kingless Kingdoms and Disappointing Desires - Thirteenth Sunday of Matthew

Do we want Christ? Or would rather just have the goods He offers and simply be content to do without Him?
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The Problem of Evil

How do I respond to the evil and suffering I see in the world? Is it a proof for God’s non-existence, or a reason to turn to Him with even more humility and trust?
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Moving Mountains - Tenth Sunday of Matthew

Impossible situations come our way all the time, but God promises that He will meet us there.
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Stepping into the Storm - Ninth Sunday of Matthew

When storms inevitably come, we are offered two options. Stay on the boat and be afraid, or trust the One who comes to us walking on the water.
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When All You Have Ain't All That Much - Eighth Sunday of Matthew

God asks so very little of us, but He does ask. This week He promises to take the little that we have, and to turn it into something wonderful.
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Wanting to Walk - Sixth Sunday of Matthew

Sometimes it's really hard to have the energy or ability to follow Christ as we would like, but He offers a good word to us, even when we're paralyzed.
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Drowning Demons - Fifth Sunday of Matthew

Sometimes it's really easy to point fingers when we disagree with others. But maybe the easy thing to do isn't the right thing to do.
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Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do - Fourth Sunday of Matthew

None of us likes to be told "No," but maybe taking commands is truly a test of faith.
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Frozen Yogurt, Fatherhood, and Fear - Third Sunday of Matthew

There's a lot to be afraid of in this world, but this Sunday, Christ will ask us to let it all go. Can you?
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Gone Fishin' - Second Sunday of Matthew

The fishermen gave up everything they knew to follow Christ; what will you do when He invites you to do the same?
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Simply Ordinary - Sunday of All Saints

Sometimes it's easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of being a Saint, but perhaps sainthood is nearer than we think.
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Orthodox Geology 101: Wind, Fire, Water, and You – Sunday of Pentecost

This Sunday God sends His Holy Spirit upon the apostles and upon us, and He does so unto the transformation our our lives.
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