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At Getting Down With Jesus, we "get down" to Truth. Whether your faith journey has followed a crooked, quirky path – or you’ve been walking the straight and narrow for a lifetime – you are welcome here.

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  • Contagious Giving (or How to Multiply the Feast)
    on Jul 24, 2009 in Bible Giving
    It all started with a conversation among women about shoes. Six hours later, we were sending 60 pairs to Haiti.That's what happens when hearers of the Word become doers of it. That's what happens when we "eat this book" and let Christ turn our five l...
  • Exposed Places
    on Jul 22, 2009 in Family inside out Eyes Toward Home
    This week, we tend to bare spotsin our yard,in our lives.There is a time for everything, Solomon wrote,a time for birth and death,for uprooting and for planting.Yesterday, it was time to plant.And so we did.*** We wanted to do something to remember "...
  • A Thin Place
    on Jul 20, 2009 in thin places Family Eyes Toward Home
    One word was left for us.They intended for us to discover it. Before packing their suitcases and leaving for home, they came to the backyard of their home-away-from-home to fashion a single word with fist-sized stones: FRINGE.I found the word when I...
  • Going Green
    on Jul 17, 2009 in Bible Family
    With her own green highlighter, she started at the beginning: Genesis 1. It's the story we'd just studied in her Sunday school class, and for her bedtime story, she wanted to read it in her very own Bible.We lay on her bed, under the patchwork quilt,...
  • The Repairman
    on Jul 15, 2009 in Leading by Example
    I wish you could meet my friend, Dave. He's the pastor at the Methodist church in the little Iowa town where I grew up -- the church where I was baptized, confirmed, took my first communion. He's the pastor who baptized our daughter, Lydia, when we d...
  • My TentBy the time you're reading this, I'm 14 hours from home in the mountains of Colorado. My entire family -- parents, kids, grandkids -- traveled from Iowa to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary and my mom's 70th birthday.We're staying in 7,2...
  • The Other 167 Hours
    on Jul 11, 2009 in getting down worship
    We could make worship all about the music, the volume of the guitar, the skill of the vocalists.We could turn it into a show of whose hands are raised, and whose are not.We could get preoccupied with searching for a churchwith the right worship style...
  • A Chip Off the Old Block
    on Jul 9, 2009 in But God Family
    They say I came from "good stock."I look at the old photographs in the guest room -- black-and-white snapshots of the bearers of my DNA. Here, I see framed reflections of myself:my nearly-black hair in Grandma Dukes;my temper in Grandpa Taylor;my lov...
  • A Psalm of Bursting Thanks
    on Jul 6, 2009 in Family Thankful Heart
    "My heart bursts its banks,spilling beauty and goodness.I pour it out in a poem to the King,shaping the river into words."-- Ps. 45:1 (The Message)This is my heart,bursting its banks this weekend. We play dress-up, finding bits of history to wear on...
  • The Best Place: The One Where You Belong
    on Jul 3, 2009 in Family Belonging Community freedom
    I drove down main street, past the hardware store, post office and city hall, then steered west into orange sky -- toward home. The girls were buckled in, nestled in -- looking through half-open eyes out gravel-dusted windows.Our week has been packed...
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