Cold Means Slower

In Mind, Soul by Caleb

There’s a season for everything under heaven. God designed this human experience with seasons that point us in directions, orient our priorities, and cause us to look at life a bit differently.  I was just in the mountains and there was a lot of snow. So much so that we needed chains for our tires. Putting on chains isn’t the …

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Starving College Students

In Body, Soul by Caleb

Having a meal with friends is one of the most “spiritual” things you can do. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples… Matthew 26:26 Hilary leads a group of college girls from a local university. They meet on Thursday evenings and talk about Jesus and God’s …

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Newness: Forgive Again

In Mind, Soul by Caleb

Forgive, create a boundary, and forgive some more. Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.” – Matthew 18:21-22 Boundaries and forgiveness are a prickly tension. We can’t let people walk …

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Newness: Everyday

In Body, Soul by Caleb

Every time you wake up, it’s a fresh start. Why do we sleep?1. To help remind us that we are not God, and God can be trusted while we’re asleep. 2. To reset our systems to begin again with each NEW day. Every new day is a new beginning. A fresh start. A system reset. We need the new beginnings …

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Newness: Present & Future

In Soul by Caleb

The Kingdom of God is now and not yet. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” (Revelations 21:5) In some ways, already. In other ways, still coming. The Kingdom of God is present and also stilling being given. The Kingdom of God is realized, and also being birthed. The Kingdom of God is right in …

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Newness: All The Things

In Mind, Soul by Caleb

Every good story goes to crap before the glorious climax. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” (Revelations 21:5) It’s difficult to imagine how the Creator of everything intends to make it all new. Humanity seems to be doing a pretty good job of making a mess of it all. All living things die around …

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Mental Health: Create Space

In Mind, Soul by Caleb

Fight for space, stillness, and margin in a world of overwhelming chaos and technological connectedness. Create space to not be okay. With your words, your face, your presence, create space for it to be okay to not be okay. This goes for YOU first. Have compassion for yourself and create space to rest and not have it all together, all …

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Fun Socks

In Body, Soul by Caleb

Find your flare. Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 We all have our humanity in common, but we’re 100% unique. The Potter breaks the mold after every new design. God loves variety—there’s proof everywhere you turn! So embrace your uniqueness!! Fun socks …

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Roads and Trails

In Soul by Caleb

Take the trail less traveled. “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” —Doc There’s a mountain preserve near my home where I walk and sometimes run (but mostly walk). Today, I took the path to the left and followed it up a small desert mountain. From the top, I could see for miles. Looking over the vast terrain, something jumped …

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Experiencing God in Coffee

In Body, Soul by Caleb

I’m not promoting bean worship, but let’s be real. People love their coffee. But I cry to you for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you. Psalm 88:13 For many, coffee turns their morning mourning into dancing. My dad goes to bed thinking about morning coffee. My wife puts 2-3 cups away before contributing to the world …

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