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The Greatest Lesson Ever Learned


It began as a test. In Mark chapter 12 a group of religious leaders descended on Jesus and peppered Him with questions—for the purpose of trapping Him. They drilled Him on tricky subjects, such as taxes and the resurrection. And Jesus—confident and compassionate and clear—answered each one. Eventually, one man stepped out from the crowd. This scribe had been listening […]

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What We’ve Been Up To


Phew! It’s been a busy season of ministry here. We’re already finishing the seventh week of the semester at Moody Bible Institute. (How did that happen?) And on the weekends throughout September, I’ve had the joy of speaking at several women’s retreats—one on Mackinac Island (incredible!), another at Lake Ann Camp (also gorgeous!), and a third at Conference Point on the lovely […]

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For the Freshmen

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Yesterday was move-in day at Moody. This morning I am in my office, watching a thunderstorm roll through and preparing to meet a new class of freshmen for New Student Orientation. I spent much of my (long, stormy) commute praying for them. And as I pulled into the parking garage, I remembered the prayer that I wrote last year at this […]

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The Worralls Go West: Day 6 (Slowing Down)

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According to my original plan (my structured, yet spontaneous “plan”), yesterday was going to be another long driving day—a utilitarian day really—a day to simply get from one place to another, from Tatum’s Haven to Denver (an 8-hour drive, without stops). Sitting at my dining room table three weeks ago and looking at the Google map to chart our course, […]

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The Worralls Go West: Day 4

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Yesterday was a long driving day—all the way across the state of Wyoming, the tenth largest state in the country, but also the least populated. In the morning, before we left Hill City (SD), we decided to try our hand at geocaching since there was an easy geocache located in the Hill City Cemetery. If you aren’t familiar with geocaching, there’s a […]

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The Worralls Go West: Day 3

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  In order for you to understand what happened yesterday, you need to know a couple of things about us. Number one. When Peter is on vacation, he hates to have a plan. He doesn’t want to HAVE to be anywhere at any particular time. He wants the freedom to experience whatever comes along, for however long he likes, without […]

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The Worralls Go West: Day 2

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This morning we drove two hours west from Marshall, Minnesota, to De Smet, South Dakota, where we spent most of the day exploring the little town and the surrounding prairie. The Ingalls family moved west to De Smet when grasshoppers destroyed their wheat crop in Minnesota. Pa got a job working for the railroad. He moved alone at first, since […]

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