Monthly Archives: April 2016

Random Noodlings

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 first published on December 9, 2012. Random Noodling #1:  I was listening to a … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Our spiritual journey requires a deepening awareness of our own shadow and light. It requires a rigorous commitment to ‘catching ourselves in the act’ of automatic, programmed responses. It requires choosing instead to respond from the place of light in … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry: “Do the Two Things You Can Do”

“We all come from divorce. This is an age of divorce.  Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all together.  What you can do, is the only thing you can do. Two things. Not … Continue reading

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Pablo: Putting a Face to the Earthquakes in Ecuador

This is Pablo, one of the five children I sponsor through Compassion International. Pablo lives in Ecuador. As you may have heard, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck near the central coast of Ecuador on April 16 causing devastating damage.  An … Continue reading

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Making the History We Want to Live in

The news this morning is particularly ugly — bombings, natural disasters, refugee crises, government corruption, nasty presidential primary politics, armed conflict in every corner. I am reminded of a post I wrote for this blog in 2013 which I am … Continue reading

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Emptying Ourselves

Sometimes life is a boxing match. The jabs, the right hook, the sucker punch all take their toll, but then comes the unexpected knock-out punch. And we go down. Recently the punches have just kept on coming in my life and … Continue reading

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Enough of God to Go Around!

This is a post from 2012 that I am re-posting because of the value of the concepts of scarcity and abundance to us all.  A dust-up at work the other day reminded me of something I learned from Stephen Covey … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – The Urge for Power

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage describes two disciples … Continue reading

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