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The Capacity to Dream

  What makes us grumpy?  What makes us frown deep inside even as we walk in golden sunlight under blue skies?  What makes us respond immediately with “That won’t work!” to an idea someone proposes or a fix to a … Continue reading

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What’s Your Tribe?

LIVING AS APPRENTICES What tribe do you belong to? If you live where I do, your original tribe was probably Dutch or English.  Now our area is made up of many tribes attempting to share the same space. In an … Continue reading

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The Tip of the Iceberg

LIVING AS APPRENTICES One lovely August evening, I was sitting on our front steps enjoying the cool breeze when I noticed a family of eight ducks in the pond across the street gathering evening snacks. A few of the more … Continue reading

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Bread for the Journey

And then this happened: Elijah the Tishbite, from among the settlers of Gilead, confronted Ahab: “As surely as God lives, the God of Israel before whom I stand in obedient service, the next years are going to see a total … Continue reading

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Making Memories with God

My son treated me to a concert of Simon and Garfunkel music yesterday  by the Grand Rapids Symphony and guest vocalists who wonderfully channeled the songwriters’ music. It was a delightful musical experience, but more importantly it created a memory in our … Continue reading

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