Category: Spiritual Life

Focusing on Jesus
If you ask me to tell you about Easter when I was younger I would tell you all about black and white Stride Right shoes, knee socks, seer sucker shorts, [...]
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Present in our Communities
I miss standing around a tailgate on cold Christmas Eves with Hart men waiting for the heat of a wood fire to pop open fresh North Carolina oysters. I miss [...]
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What It Means for Crossnore to be a Christian Organization
An old man once told me to never talk about religion or politics. He said they both are loaded topics. Regardless of what you say, you are going to upset [...]
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Faith at Crossnore: A Path to Healing
At Crossnore we take team building very seriously. Recently, I was in a meeting where we did an activity using metaphors for the parts of a car (steering wheel, brakes, [...]
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A Novel Idea
Every winter my wife Caroline and I try to have a getaway, just the two of us. Typically, we travel early in February. It’s at just the time I feel [...]
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Confidence in the Way Back
Every Monday morning at 8:30, we have a time for prayer in the campus chapel. Most Mondays, the same group of folks show up. We share about our weekends and [...]
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Running to Hope
I ran away two times in my life. Once for a couple of hours, another time for a solid week. The first time I was in elementary school and got [...]
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A Lasting Impression
Growing up southern meant many things. In the summer it meant you grew tomatoes and green beans and collards. In the fall you cured country hams, rabbit hunted on Saturday, [...]
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Grace Around the Table
As a child, I especially looked forward to dinner time. If it was summer, I had been outside most of the day. It didn’t matter if it was 100 degrees [...]
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Tightly Woven Threads
On a daily basis, we walk a cultural, social, and theological field of land mines. Not the instantly explosive, flash-bang type that make the ground quake miles away, but the [...]
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