Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Long Shadow of Courageous Sacrifice

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of a readiness to die.” G. K. Chesterton On this Memorial Day 2016, I remember this story that was shared with me by … Continue reading

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Why Even Go To Church?

Very few people in my neck of the woods desire to be part of an organized spiritual community, fewer still want to participate in a community of faith gathered around “pure and simple devotion to Jesus.” In that very small … Continue reading

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The Church Of The “Market Share”

Christian faith in America, heck even spirituality of any kind in America, seems to have devolved into this “tell them what they want to hear” formula that fixates on attracting a greater market share, greater numbers, greater donations, and greater … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Moment

Is God doing something “big” only when lots of people see it? Can God do something breathtakingly beautiful and “big” when hardly anyone sees? This is the theological version of the question “If a tree falls in the forest and … Continue reading

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I’m An Idiot. Seriously! Part II

In a previous post entitled “I’m an idiot – Seriously” I wrote about how I had mis-named someone at a local restaurant for an embarrassing number years. Last Friday morning Aleta and I had breakfast at the Spur again and … Continue reading

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Hurry Up! Will Ya!?

I’ve had the privilege of getting to know two men in my community. Randall (not his name) lives on my street. I’ve had more conversations with Randall in the last two years because he walks his dog every day. We … Continue reading

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Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder

Aleta and I just finished a whirl-wind tour down to SoCal in order to move our daughter  out of her dorms as she finished her freshman year of college. What an amazing accomplishment! Next year she gets to live in … Continue reading

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