Month: August 2015

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Suit Yourself

In this fifth season of Suits on USA, it’s become clearer than ever what the show is really about. Its central theme has been hidden in plain sight, right there in the title.   And this, by the way, is…

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The Remedy of Trust

“Is this ever going to happen?” “Why is this taking so long?” “What if I can’t handle it anymore?” “This too shall pass….right?”   These are only a few of the thoughts that roll around in my mind during those…

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When One of Us is Weak

Amber Wackford writes a three-part series on friendship, accountability, and the Fruit of the Spirit. If accountability is unique to spiritual friendship, then it must reflect or bring out the fruit of the Spirit. If it is not kind, it is not…

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Sabbath Afternoon

If you haven’t done so lately, it’s time to grab a picnic blanket before the warm days slip away and the evening sun skitters over the horizon in the hurry of new autumn notebooks and backpacks; before it gets too…

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Playing Nice

Amber Wackford writes a three-part series on friendship, accountability, and the Fruit of the Spirit. If accountability is unique to spiritual friendship, then it must reflect or bring out the fruit of the Spirit. If it is not kind, it is not…

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A Call Expecting a Response

On the beach in March on a cold, rainy day, the water splashed against the sand in bursts. My parents had taken my daughter down from the apartment where we were vacationing and I had only just joined them.  …

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Stainless | Beacon Light

  Last week I sat down with Grand Rapids rapper Beacon Light to talk about partnering together here on Off the Page. We had a great conversation over coffee about sexuality, parenting, sin and brokenness, and the beauty of grace….

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Looking for Something Different

Amber Wackford writes a three-part series on friendship, accountability, and the Fruit of the Spirit. If accountability is unique to spiritual friendship, then it must reflect or bring out the fruit of the Spirit. If it is not kind, it is not…

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Speaking of Jesus

I have one rule in my tenth grade Bible class: No one is allowed to talk about Jesus.   I came up with this rule after years of having students come to class in one of two camps: either they…

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