Pilgrim’s Road Trip, Christmas version: The Journey of the Wise Men

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We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.I am journeying through Scripture, stopping at a few oases along the way, in order to contemplate our exile experience in an occasional series on this blog. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, click here. * * * * * * * My husband and I took our kids to see the Star of Bethlehem December sky show at Chicago's Adler P … [Read more...]

Pilgrim’s Road Trip #14: On ‘Moving On’

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We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.I am journeying through Scripture, stopping at a few oases along the way, in order to contemplate our exile experience. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, click here. * * * * * * * If there's a phrase I don't understand, it's "moving on". When someone says "Survivors are rebuilding and moving on with their lives a … [Read more...]

Pilgrim’s Road Trip #13: Caleb & Joshua’s New Specs

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We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.I am journeying through Scripture, stopping at a few oases along the way, in order to contemplate our exile experience. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, click here. * * * * * * * I value the vocation of visual artists. Their essential work jars us to look at the familiar in fresh, sometimes-arresting ways … [Read more...]

Pilgrim’s Road Trip #12 – When The Compass Points At A Golden Calf

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We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.I am journeying through Scripture chronologically, stopping at a few oases along the way, in order to contemplate our exile experience. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, click here. * * * * * * * If you've ever been thrust into a disorienting new reality after years of a fairly predictable existence, the words of … [Read more...]

Pilgrim’s Road Trip #11 – Don’t Have To Live Like A Refugee

We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.I am journeying through Scripture chronologically, stopping at a few oases along the way, in order to contemplate our exile experience. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, click here. * * * * * * * Tom Petty's anthem addressing a lover who clutched her past baggage like a security blanket and lived as though she was … [Read more...]

Pilgrim’s Road Trip #10 – Moshe’s Mama

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We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.I am journeying through Scripture chronologically in order to explore our exile experience. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, click here. * * * * * * *When we lived in WI, my husband and I were foster parents for 2 years, licensed to do "cradle care" for Bethany Christian Services. According to state law, ba … [Read more...]

Pilgrim’s Road Trip #9 – Jacob, Joseph and the ping of a GPS

We live as exiles. We’re called to be pilgrims.I am journeying through Scripture chronologically in order to explore our exile experience. I’ll also offer some helpful thoughts about how Christ can reshape that identity and reorient our journey so we live as pilgrims. To read earlier posts in the series, go to the “Blog Categories” pull-down menu in the right column of this screen and click on “Pilgrim’s Road Trip”. * * * * * * * Who doesn't love the arc of Joseph's story, found in Genesis 37-5 … [Read more...]


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