Posts By: dukeslee

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Tuesday 18th April 2017

Storms raging around you? How Jesus meets you, right where you are.

peace, storms, presence of God

We had no way of knowing that the storms were coming. It was the ‘80s, and there was no such thing as “weather-radar apps” or iPhones. My oldest sister and I were in a remote area of Canada, on a fishing trip with Dad. When we set out on the water that morning, the skies […]

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Thursday 13th April 2017

A Maundy Thursday Reflection: The Urgency of Christ

communion, passover

I read something today, that I’d read a hundred times before, but this time, it brought tears to my eyes: “Jesus said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.'” (Luke 22:15) Two words caught me off guard and elicited a deep ...

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Tuesday 11th April 2017

You’ll need this when you’re burned out and tired

You'll need this when you're burned out and tired

I used to wear “busy” like a badge of honor. I’ve generally had a capacity to do a lot in a day, which means my calendar convinces me to say “yes.” But then I realized that just because I CAN, doesn’t mean I have to. At my best, I’m dependable. At my ...

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Sunday 9th April 2017

A Prayer for Your Palm Sunday

A Prayer for Your Palm Sunday

Dear Jesus, Today, I will wave a palm branch. I will shout, “Hosanna!” And I will spread my cloak on a road – the road that leads straight to my heart. I invite you to enter in, to make a home in my heart, and to change me from the inside out. I want to […]

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Monday 3rd April 2017

“Everyone else” doesn’t know how to pray

Talking With God, Adam Weber

“Everyone else” doesn’t know how to pray By Adam Weber A few weeks back, I received an email from a friend asking if we could get together. I could tell by his words that there was something specific he wanted to talk about. We checked our schedules and through nothing short ...

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Friday 31st March 2017

if you’re in need of a miracle, this is step one.

miracles

For years, I lived a life without faith. I put Jesus in the same category as comic-book action figures: strong and mighty on paper, but pure fiction and utterly useless in times of need. I remained faithless until I responded to this strong sense, thumping inside of me, that I finally needed to ...

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Tuesday 28th March 2017

When Jesus Sits Cross-Legged At The End of Your Bed

When Jesus Sits Cross-Legged At The End of Your Bed

It’s bedtime. I lean back into the pillow, lace my fingers behind my head, and stare at the ceiling for a long time. This is ordinarily the quietest moment of my day — at least externally. But on the inside? It feels noisy, an interior clanging brought on by the suffering around us ...

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Sunday 26th March 2017

Not Everyone Will Like You

Not Everyone Will Like You

One of the really weird things about being an author is the fact that your approval ratings are very public. With a few keystrokes on Amazon, anyone can share with the world whether they think you’re lovely, awful, or … meh.  I would be lying if I said I didn’t want everyone ...

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Tuesday 21st March 2017

this is the amount of faith you need to handle your problems

mustard seed

Many years ago, a friend gave me a heart-shaped necklace with a mustard seed tucked inside. The mustard-seed was so small, you had to look really close to see it. At the time, that’s how my faith felt. If you’ve been around here a while, you know that I went through a very long ...

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