Monthly Archives: January 2015

On accomplishments, community, and clean bathrooms

Since today is Friday, I did the dishes, washed the laundry, vacuumed, made a bowl of popcorn for the boys to have after school, and cleaned the bathrooms. It never ceases to bring me great satisfaction when I see things … Continue reading

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street corners

The weather here has been unseasonably warm the last week or so.  I have even worn sandals to work and left my coat at home.  The warm weather has also brought the homeless out once again.  I pass them on … Continue reading

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scissors revisited

So, I got my haircut today.  After weeks of thinking about the cut I wanted, the why I wanted to get it cut, I walked into the salon and sat in the chair.  I explained my usual styling habit (wash … Continue reading

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Invitations into

As my sons become more “men” and less “boys”, I find myself studying the world they will inherit.  It is unsettling to say the least.  A desensitized spirit has washed over so many, covering them like a blanket of fog and … Continue reading

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come

Have you ever noticed that there will always be someone around you who is in pain?  Sometimes the pain is inflicted by words, sometimes by actions, sometimes it’s self-inflicted.  We are all living in a fallen, broken, aching world and … Continue reading

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Timothy

This weekend at my old church, over 1,600 high school students and their leaders are going on their annual winter retreat called BLAST.  It is a powerful, energetic time of intensive teaching where the students are challenged to rise above the … Continue reading

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Hidden scars

Of all of the things that God does when a person invites Him into his or her life, I think the most incredible thing He does is give them new eyes. No longer the broken, discarded person, God allows her … Continue reading

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mourning

What do you do when the plan you had is 180 degrees away from the plan God is leading you toward? Tonight I wrote to a dear, sweet friend who is struggling with the loss of some life-long dreams and is trying to … Continue reading

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consider this…

One of the craziest verses I have ever read in the Bible is James 1:2-3,  Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces … Continue reading

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In the name of self or in the name of love?

Today the United States remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. Schools are closed, so are many banks.  People post quotes from him on Facebook and many public radio stations broadcast speeches King made during the Civil Rights movement. I grew up … Continue reading

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