Author Archives: lettersforhome

Marginalia

Helen Ashton died last Saturday. She was 91, and a member of Northwest Presbyterian Church. Helen was active during my first four years at NPC. We would greet each other weekly at the door and exchange pleasantries, but she would … Continue reading

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How I Study the Bible

Short post today on my personal Bible study method: I read one Psalm, one chapter from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament in order. So your plan would begin with Psalm 1, Genesis 1, Matthew 1. … Continue reading

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Sanity for the busiest fall ever.

“…to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV) My heart is with those of you winding down … Continue reading

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The Cross to Quiet the Great Longing

The soul was made to hunger and thirst for satisfaction. There’s nothing wrong with human longing. It was made to be in deep longing, but this deep longing was intended for God, for relationship with God, for the worship of … Continue reading

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Born to (Not) Run

Born To (Not) Run My morning reading encompassed Mark 14, a chapter that begins ominously as leaders plot to kill Jesus and weaves between intimacy and intrigue. Jesus tenderly receives a woman’s anointing as her anointing him unto death; Judas … Continue reading

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Life Matters. Always.

Life Matters. Always. January 20 is Sanctity of Life Sunday. This year I’m struck that Jesus is more radically pro-life than I am. Following Jesus leads me to think comprehensively about valuing life than I typically do. Through the mission … Continue reading

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What is he doing here?

Audrey and I read through the Bible together because that is what fathers do. I think that is what fathers do. Her mother reads with her on nights when I’m away at work. They read stories about large red dogs … Continue reading

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