Monthly Archives: January 2014


Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by this view from the restaurant we ate at last night: Listening: – Fortunate Fall by Audrey Assad. This has been my grading, running, waking up, sabbath-ing, praying, sleeping soundtrack since I bought it on iTunes. She sings scripture, she sings true struggles, and she has incredible talent. I can’t […]


Learning to Pray.

A few years ago, a band I liked sent out an email to all of the fans on their email lists asking for submissions of videos of places where we hoped the light of Christ would shine through us. They mailed out little white candles that were supposed to be featured in the video that […]

Fall of Manna, Copyright Lawrence OP via Flickr

What is this?

I would have made a great Ancient Israelite. Seriously. I am an expert at forgetting how God has provided for me in the past. I’m even worse at taking what He has done and seeing how it applies to what I’m facing now. And then sometimes God provides and I look at it and I […]

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A New Language

I’ve been studying Genesis, lately, both with my students and on my own. It’s all quite familiar, really, and easy to skim through. Recently, however, when I read Genesis 3, I noticed something that God said. Adam told God that he was naked and God said, “Who told you you were naked?” God was essentially […]

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Why “The Inspired Story”?

I’ve always been a big non-fiction fan. There’s something magical about hearing or reading or watching a story and knowing that this really happened somewhere, that someone really lived something like this. That it is possible and it did happen. Movies are often based loosely on true stories, and the truer of those will say something in the tag […]