Posts By: dukeslee

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Monday 1st September 2008

Light of the World

Light of the World

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 Our family spent the last three days at LifeLight music festival, a 72-hour jam session for Jesus. His Light was present all over the festival grounds, where more ...

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Monday 25th August 2008

Living Water

Living Water

I like to write about encountering God in unexpected places. But it’s immensely reassuring when you sense His presence in the places you’d most likely expect it, like at the side of a baptismal font. That’s where my husband, Scott, and I found ourselves Saturday night. We were honored to serve ...

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Tuesday 12th August 2008

WWJB: What Would Jesus Buy?

WWJB: What Would Jesus Buy?

I am a sucker for Jesus stuff. I have a drawer crammed with Jesus T-shirts. I have four or five versions of the Bible, and I own enough Jesus bling to consistently get me in trouble at airport security checkpoints. I wear a toe ring with three crosses on my left foot, a framed Bible […]

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Sunday 3rd August 2008

The Gospel According to Dylan

The Gospel According to Dylan

Every Sunday, lots of churches preach from the same “lectionary,” which is a schedule of Scriptures appointed for Christian worship on a given day. So, today, Christians in churches around the world heard the story of Jesus, as told in Matthew 14. Here’s the short version: Jesus had just ...

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Friday 1st August 2008

Stones Cry Out

Stones Cry Out

I came across a peculiar story about a 400-year-old granite slab being auctioned off on eBay, that purportedly bears an image of Jesus on the cross (see photo). This falls in the category of the pancake Jesus, the Virgin Mary grilled cheese and the Fish-Stick Jesus. While I don’t think ...

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Friday 1st August 2008

Praying for a movement

I’ve prayed for movements before. This prayer has equal fervency. Anna, my 4-year-old, swallowed a marble that has lodged itself in the maze of tubes between her stomach and, um, you know … Anyway, I’m praying for a movement. Will you join me?

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Friday 1st August 2008

Faith Journeys, Burning Hearts

My all-time favorite Scriptural walk of faith is the bookend to the Gospel of Luke. In this story, two people — faces downcast, feet shuffling — are headed to a village called Emmaus. They’ve just heard the news: Jesus of Nazareth has been crucified. A stranger joins them on the walk up the ...

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Wednesday 30th July 2008

Frassy Goodness

A definition is in order. Here at my blog, and in my real walkin’-talkin’ life, I often use the word “frassy.” As in, “I want to squeeze the cheeks of my frassy girls.” Or, “I woke up feelin’ all frassy and decided to have ice cream for ...

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Tuesday 29th July 2008

OTHER STUFF I WROTE

OTHER STUFF I WROTE

I have always loved to tell the story. Over the years, those stories have landed here and there … Below, you will find a selection of stories I have written during my career as a newspaper journalist.

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Monday 28th July 2008

Elin’s Story

This was part of a Des Moines Register series entitled “Bleak and Broken.” Tens of thousands of Iowans were living in substandard conditions in parts of the state where housing codes either don’t exist or fail to work. Hardest hit were rural areas. This is Elin’s story. ...

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