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Come on Over!

The new site went live today. Come on over and check it out StoneWritten. If you are subscribed to this blog and would like to continue to receive email notifications … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 8 Comments

Tiny Warrior

Eloise Stone with her husband and five children.   Today I bury my Grandma, Edna Eloise Stone. She would have soon turned 97. She lived a long and fruitful life, … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 27 Comments

Transition

I was reading a post on difficult transitions yesterday and it got me thinking about a lot of different difficult seasons in my life. Not all of my transitions have been … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 27 Comments

Nearness

I have read many wonderful reflections during this first week of Lent. Unfortunately, I grew up in a faith tradition that largely ignored the Christian calendar, even Lent. The good … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 22 Comments

Now Apply It

Jesus was the finest teacher to ever walk the earth. He was profound. He was paradoxical. He spoke with authority. But one thing that often gets overlooked is that He … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Storytelling

At some point most children ask their parents the question, “Why do we go to church?” In the Old Testament Moses gave the children a paradigm for dealing with such … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scream

When I hear people discuss the book of Job I sometimes walk away wondering if they have actually ever read the book. For example, I often hear people slamming Job’s … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 22 Comments

One Another

In the New Testament the Greek word for ‘one another’ is allelon (this word was first highlighted to me by these folks). It was repeatedly used in the epistles for teaching … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Kingdom Steps

For nearly two thousand years the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew has captivated the hearts, minds, and imaginations of Christ followers everywhere. It has been affectionately referred to as “Jesus’ Manifesto” and … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Salt & Light

Imagine what it might have been like to be on the side of the mountain that day, listening to Jesus as he declared the truth about the nature of the … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Today We Fight

Learning to fight is just as important for girls as it is boys, but I suspect this issue is particularly important for men at this point in our culture. I … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wrestling

I remember wrestling with my father as a child. It was something that I loved to do. He would get on all fours on the floor and I would plow … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Onan

It is a strange and sordid tale, which is precisely why it grabs my attention. It takes place in the messy context of tragedy and redemption, which is precisely what … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Surprised by Hope

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, “hope” can be defined as, “the emotional state which promotes belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life.” With … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Out of Sync

Have you ever felt like you were out of sync with God? Ecclesiastes 3:1 states, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Anger

I’ve been reading a little bit on anger lately (things like this and this). And it has me thinking about how the issue is addressed in scripture. Lets start with … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

Some Assembly Required

Yesterday I wrote on teamwork, but if you read the article you know that was just a different way of saying that everyone needs to be a part of a … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 3 Comments