Monthly Archives: March 2017

From My Reading

“If we are white, we sometimes forget the powerful advantages that flow our way.  We think it’s all about us. Of course, individuals do matter – and the choices we make matter. But we would benefit from a more nuanced … Continue reading

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Lent, 2017 – What Will We Live For? – Selfless Love

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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“An Age of Divorce”

This blog now contains more than 600 posts.  I am re-posting this blog from April 24, 2016 because the “divorce” Wendell Berry refers to is more painful than ever in 2017. ♦   ♦  ♦  ♦ “We all come from … Continue reading

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Journey – A Rare Treat – by Guest Blogger Laura Bortner

A journey can be an actual trip or it can be a pathway to spiritual or emotional growth. It can describe the change of a relationship, the sharing or ending of a marriage, the details of a career, the recognition of … Continue reading

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Lent 2017 – What Will We Live For? – Speaking the Truth

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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Going Deeper – “Do You Love Me?” (John 21: 15-21)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, Jesus pushes Peter to examine … Continue reading

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One of a Kind

A friend and I were catching up over pizza. She enthusiastically described plans for a family trip “out West” this summer as well as plans for two of her children to travel in Southeast Asia for a month. I told her … Continue reading

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Lent 2017 -What Will We Live For?” – Active Compassion

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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