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It’s Been Real

Back on September 5, 2012 I wrote my first post on this blog. A lot has changed in me, in my life situation, and in what’s happening in blog spaces. As I wrote back a few months ago, it’s time … Continue reading

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What Will I Preach On Easter?

Once upon a time it was a huge surprise. That first Easter morning the resurrection was a huge, shocking surprise to all the people who experienced it firsthand. However, since that day 2000 years ago, it’s no longer a surprise. … Continue reading

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Search Me, O God

Here are two great insights for those of us searching our hearts before God during Lent. Often our Lenten explorations move in the direction of how we fall short of the glory of God. While these things are true, what … Continue reading

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Counting Every Blessing

On Monday I had the sacred privilege of gathering with a few local Santa Cruz pastors. We’ve met together a few times over the course of this year, to seek spiritual nurture and care under the guidance of a spiritual … Continue reading

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God Incognito

They’re starting to pop in my front yard again. Our California poppies are starting to bloom in our yard, as the first sign that every other plant is about ready to burst out with vibrant color and beauty. Spring is … Continue reading

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Just Look

It’s an interesting question to consider. If people were to look at your life and marvel at who you are, or what you’ve made of yourself – how do you think they would marvel? Would people marvel, and would you … Continue reading

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What Is Truth?

Today I want to share something that I recently stumbled upon and found powerful. On April 17, 1970 Johnny Cash found himself invited to sing at the White House for then President Nixon. Of course it was an honor, but … Continue reading

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Feelings On Monday

Mondays are funny days for pastors because it’s the day right after so much human interaction at a Sunday worship gathering. Therefore, Monday are usually filled with lots of feelings for pastors, and usually in the extreme. You’re either high … Continue reading

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The Right Purpose Of Power

We’re living in a time when we’re all thinking about power and, most recently, the misuse of power. We’re seeing power abused in politics, business, systemic oppression, #metoo stories, and pastoral leadership. Here’s a very thoughtful quote for all of … Continue reading

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What Is That?

This morning I’m waking up to a strange brightness on the horizon. There’s this bright, brilliant light casting beams of yellow and orange over my back fence. I’m also looking up at a sky I haven’t seen in two months. … Continue reading

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