Monthly Archives: February 2018

How Would Jesus Live My Life?

“How would Jesus live your life, with your personality, with your talents, with your life experiences, within your life context, if he were you?” This question is posed by spiritual formation giant Dallas Willard  in his classic book, The Divine Conspiracy.  I … Continue reading

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As the World Turns

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). A few days ago I heard birds chirping with all their hearts just as the sun was rising – birds and sun, the harbingers … Continue reading

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Being Right!

“I know you won’t agree with me,” she started out, “but I can’t go along with this author’s position.” I listened to her argument for a bit and then said, “You’re right. I don’t agree with you.” She defended her position; … Continue reading

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“Just Be the Tree God Meant You to Be”

On January 10, 2018 I wrote about one of my favorite children’s books, You are Special. Thinking about that book reminded me of a post about another of my favorite Max Lucado books, The Oak Inside the Acorn. Since this blog now … Continue reading

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Living in Harmony – With Others; Part 3; by Guest Blogger, Joy Zomer

The world is spinning – seemingly out of control.  Divergence not diversity is the theme. Lies trump truth. Pain and hurt, shame and guilt abound. Vile comments, pictures, and behaviors sear our souls. Violence and human misery cause our hearts to … Continue reading

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Whatness and Thisness – Harmony with Others, Part 2

I learned some new terms this week: whatness and thisness.* These words (while seeming to belong in Alice in Wonderland) reflect a deep spiritual truth. Before the 13th century, philosophers had commonly spoken of the term “quiddity” (from the Latin word … Continue reading

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Living in Harmony – with Others

The world is spinning – seemingly out of control.  Divergence not diversity is the theme. Lies trump truth. Pain and hurt, shame and guilt abound. Vile comments, pictures, and behaviors sear our souls. Violence and human misery cause our hearts to … Continue reading

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Why Get out of Bed?

Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. I turn on my bedside radio and hear more of our president’s lies and mean-spirited insults. I picture Rep. Adam  Schiff’s weary face as he tries to keep the House Intelligence … Continue reading

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