Monthly Archives: December 2012

Paradigm Shifts and New Year’s Resolutions

Long ago before I heard of the concept of “spiritual formation,” I discovered Stephen Covey who taught the need to be  effective not just efficient.   He emphasized that to accomplish this would take paradigm shift, a willingness to change  perspective and see the world differently.  After a paradigm shift, when … Continue reading

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Starting New – 2013

I love the fact that human beings artificially created an end to one year and the beginning of another.  I need to wind up and re-start, declutter (thoughts as well as objects) and think fresh,  sort through and re-do, think back and plan ahead.  … Continue reading

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The Loss of Innocence

As I struggle to put words to my thoughts about yet another tragedy – this one taking the lives of so many children in the kingdom – I offer these thoughts by Mark Galli, editor of Christianity Today.  Hopefully, it will help … Continue reading

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Enrolling a Child In Jesus’ School – By Jeff Huisman

Have you ever wondered how young a child can enroll as one of Jesus’ apprentices? I have. Eliana was 18 months old when Amanda and I joined the first Apprentice cohort at CMC. As we slowly absorbed the idea of … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Miracle of Life – A Newborn Deer

The miracle of life is the most amazing and “wonder-full”  gift God has given us.  From humans to deer and everything in between, it’s a truly beautiful thing to witness. Watch this newborn fawn discover the world.

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Living in Wonder = Gratitude

Welcome to a new feature of our blog – video! Our first venture is  a moving TED talk by photographer Louie Schwartzberg.  His stunning time-lapse photography is accompanied by powerful words from a small child and a Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast.  Be … Continue reading

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Church goes to the Mall

Here’s to the power of music and the daring of a group of people who brought the meaning of Christmas to very surprised Christmas shoppers.  Flash mobs at their best!  Watch it to the end!  You may need a kleenex.

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Random Insights

As we edge closer and closer to the 500th post on this blog, I am re-purposing a few posts that appeared in the very beginning.  This one was published on December 9, 2o12. Random Noodling #1:  I was listening to a discussion … Continue reading

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