1. We are not pursuing dragons; we are the dragons. We are, all of us, Eustace Scrubb.
  2. Regardless of background or beliefs, every American I talk to seems on edge, as if the sky were about to fall. But the sky is not falling.
  3. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  4. Rod Rosenbladt, the encourager of all things good, true, and beautiful and a tireless warrior for Jesus and the Gospel message, finally rests at the marriage feast of the lamb.
  5. A truly Lenten mindset sees the season as preparatory for the resurrection life of Easter as opposed to the mortification of Good Friday.
  6. He declared you what you might not always feel you are, but what you were from the moment he knew you, before you were you, when he foreknew you.
  7. He shows up when we are at our worst to usher us back to his side, lead us to repentance, rescue us, and reclaim us as his own.
  8. Sometimes, we get prayer dementia. We can’t remember what we were going to pray for, we can’t put the words together, and, frustrated, there is nothing we can do but sigh and groan.
  9. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  10. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  11. We are the fruit that grows from the branch, which extends from the trunk of the tree, which is rooted in the soil that it grows out of, which is all Christ.