“We’re Going On a Bear Hunt” (Or Why We Need a Better Theology of Suffering)

We're going on a bear hunt.We're going to catch a big one.What a beautiful day!We're not scared.Uh-oh!Mud! Thick oozy mud.We can't go over it.We can't go under it.Oh no! We've got to go through it! We probably read this book to our kids dozens if not hundreds of times. This family goes on a walk …

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Habits

We all have habits, good and bad. And when I think about what a habit is, I think of a regular pattern of behavior that has become unconscious over time because of frequent repetition. What you deliberately begin doing, if repeated often enough, becomes what you do without thinking. Sometimes this is a good thing. …

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Prayer to the Good Shepherd

“O God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd of your people: Grant that, when we hear his voice, we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”