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Let me get my coffee and then I’ll finish this note. +++ Thanks. All the time people apologize for things that do not fall into the category of “fault.” Like forgetting to schedule a post for a particular Friday morning. There are reasons, of course, for forgetting something that has been a regular occurrence for […]

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a single touch.

There is often a sense that the big speech is the most important thing that a church does. And those things wouldn’t be possible without something to talk about, without the effectiveness of individuals “just like you.” Recently I talked with a person who is the public face, the up-front speaker, the voice. The person […]

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An Author?

Rich Dixon continues his story: +++ Last time we ended with, “You should write a book.” Of course, I dismissed this ridiculous notion. I was a math teacher. What did I know about writing a book? My friend Dick Foth says we’re creatures of story. We’re drawn to stories. We connect through stories. Everyone has […]

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“We despaired of life itself.”

Paul was writing to some friends in a church he knew. He was letting them know about some of his own pain and a moment when “we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.” I’m not glad for Paul’s pain. But I am grateful for his honesty in describing the feelings. […]

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