Summer and the Spirituality of Rest

May 23rd 2014 No comments yet  

file9861310649818Typically, when people hear the word “summer,” images of beaches, pools, and vacations are the first thoughts that come to mind. I am not one of those people. Maybe it’s because I hate the beach (scalding hot sand and an ocean full of things ready to kill you, fun!), but I think more about what summer represents to us spiritually.

Our suburban two-and-a-half kids lifestyle seems to have morphed into a contest to see who can have the most frantic schedule. Kids have school, soccer, piano …

My Fear of Eternity

May 16th 2014 3 comments so far  

file9861310649818 We all grow up hearing about how we get to spend eternity in Heaven with God when we become one of His children. I heard it many times coming up in Sunday school, but I never understood the implications of that concept. I was seven when I became a Christian, and pondering theological concepts wasn’t exactly on my radar. It wasn’t until five years later that I fully realized what that meant, and it terrified me.

I remember that night vividly, as 12-year old Townsend …

Even in Loneliness, God is Present

April 25th 2014 2 comments so far  

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Lately, I can’t stand the song “One is the Loneliest Number.” Not because it is a terrible song, but because it has been hitting a little too close to home. After graduating college and moving out of my parents’ house, I am flying solo during this season of life. There are days that I am cool with it and enjoy the freedom. There are also days that I am lonely and look at puppies on Petfinder for way too long.

Although the lack of a romantic …

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