He still cares

The last four or five months have been the hardest in our lives for many of us. One completely unsolvable crisis followed another. And the world reacted like never before, to both crises. It’s so easy to get anxious. And there are some very good reasons to be anxious that I won’t go into because […]

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Stuff and parts.

When we cleaned out our parents’ condo years ago, my sisters and I when through a lot of stuff. Furniture that reflected their taste but not ours. Collections that reflected their experiences but not ours. Stuff that we already had. I never acquired my Dad’s taste for Scandanavian modern furniture. We didn’t need more rocks […]

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Finish. A recommitment of sorts.

I sort of picked the word “finish” as a word for the year. In a post in January, I talked about finishing the work. I pointed to a church Paul knew that had started collecting money to help people but now needed to finish the work of actually getting the money to Jerusalem. (Even as […]

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Categories.

My friend Rich Dixon is helping me out here, with posts that come just at the right time and just with the right challenge for me. “What do you think of them?” My wise friend Dr. Dick Foth has a wonderful response when someone wants to talk about people in categories. When someone asks, “What do you […]

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Hope changes what’s possible.

My friend Rich Dixon is helping me out here, with posts that come just at the right time and just with the right challenge for me. “Hope changes what’s possible.” Catchy phrase, right? Great for an inspiring refrigerator magnet or the front of a t-shirt. But…can we really change what’s possible? After all, it’s either possible…or not. […]

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