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Category: ordinary

Why God Doesn’t Care About Extraordinary

I hear this message from Christian leaders all the time: “God wants to take your ordinary life so he can turn it into something extraordinary.” Or this: “God wants to do extraordinary things through you.” “Ordinary,” or the perception of it, isn’t quite good enough. God frowns upon it, because good Christians accomplish incredible things. […]

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Everyone Enjoys Trees But Nobody Wants to Rake the Leaves

I live in an old neighborhood. Old houses and really old trees that have lots of leaves. Each fall they look beautiful but then they start to hit the ground. In a lot of Oregon we don’t get much snow, but we make up for it with leaves that cover the ground like snow. It’s […]

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Embracing the Ordinary

When I was 8 I wished I was 12. When I was 12 I wished I was 16. When I was 16 I wished I was 25. Even now at the age of 28, I wish I could be 35. My ordinary life of the present will surely be much more extraordinary by then, or […]

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God Shows Up in the Ordinary

Several years ago I visited a church on Pentecost Sunday. At the time, I didn’t even know Pentecost was something celebrated, nor did I realize this church, being an unaffiliated church, would put so much focus on it. Pentecost is typically celebrated on a Sunday 7 weeks after Easter, and in 2012 it will be […]

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