Are Your Ready for Christmas?

by Mike Phay A common refrain drifting through conversations during the holiday season is the casual, “Are you ready for Christmas?” By which we generally mean, “Do you have all of the presents bought and wrapped, all of the decorations hung, all of the food bought, and all of the other to-dos crossed off your... Continue Reading →

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You Have One Job

by Mike Phay I know it’s coming. I’ve read it before. But maybe the story will be different this time. But alas, it’s not. It never is. Genesis 3 always follows Genesis 1 and 2. It’s like watching a train wreck over and over again, and I’m a passive observer with the unfortunate privilege of... Continue Reading →

Loving Others in Kairos Time

by Mike Phay One of the most significant and world-altering inventions in human history is something you’ve probably never heard of. It’s never gotten a lot of press, even though it helped to fundamentally define the way we now live.  It’s called the escapement. Google it.  The escapement was first used in the 13th century... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons Your Anger Isn’t Righteous

Most of the anger we justify as “righteous”—the flare-ups and frustrations caused by petty annoyances or personal affronts—isn’t righteous at all. Here are ten reasons why...

Two Roads Diverged in a Garden

Like our first parents, we are experts at constructing coverings to hide our vulnerability. Setting out to deceive others, we unintentionally deceive ourselves with our homemade fig leaves. We take comfort in this deception since it helps us feel in control, but in the end, it’s only an illusion.

The Surprising Antidote to Your Doubt

Whenever you doubt the love of God, look to the cross. For the cross is where God’s wrath is appeased, his love is displayed, and his enemies become his children.

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