Norman Rockwell Paints Self Portrait

I want to take you to a Scripture today in which Jesus speaks directly into our fears. But for you to really grasp what the Lord wants to say to you, we need to start with an insight from the world of art. This is a favorite painting of mine by American artist Norman Rockwell.…

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The Book of Mark

Today we start a walk with Jesus in the most concise of the four gospels, the book of Mark. There are a lot of things you can focus too much on, but you can never go wrong when you bring it back to Jesus. That’s where we are going for the several weeks, leading up…

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Kairos Living In a Chronos World James Gleich has written a book whose cover brilliantly captures the time we find ourselves in. The full book title is “Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything.” But to drive home the message immediately, the cover features in big bold letters, all caps, FSTR! “FSTR!” You immediately catch…

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Fishers YMCA

Welcome to the Well The story is told of a guy from Colorado who moves to Texas. There, he builds a custom home with a huge glass wall on his great room, from which he can view hundreds of miles of Texas prairie. He’s on the phone with an old friend from Colorado describing his…

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Earth from Space

Good morning! Welcome to the continuation of our series on Seeing As God Does. We began with what the Bible says about seeing yourself as God does. What we heard from Scripture is that if you trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord: God loves you God sees you God knows you God…

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One of the most jarring medical tools we used when I was an EMT were smelling salts. One early morning, for example, the call came that an adult was unconscious on someone’s front lawn. We checked and found a good pulse and respiration, but he was sound asleep. So we cracked a vial of smelling…

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Welcome to the final Sunday of Advent, the season of waiting and anticipating leading up to Christmas. A poet has written this challenge concerning Advent. Let this help you to push against any sense of rushing on this morning. “The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we…

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Have you ever waited to meet someone famous? A chance came for my daughter last year when we learned that American Ninja Warriors was coming to film in Indianapolis. Meghan is a fan of the female athletes in particular, and was hoping to meet one of them. So we applied for tickets as soon as…

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There’s a  legend of a very wise man who lived on the northern frontier of China. One day, for no clear reason, the man’s horse ran away. When his neighbors tried to console him, the man replied, “What makes you so sure it isn’t a good thing?” Some months later, the horse returned, bringing with…

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