Good enough

Someone asked me recently if I was a woodworker. I’m not. Not in the sense of excellent work, learning all the skills, creating fine furniture-grade heirlooms to be treasured forever. But I do make things, from time to time, out of wood. I watch shows with real woodworkers who create fine furniture-grade heirlooms, who remodel […]

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Thinking about blessing.

Rich Dixon reflects on our relationship to others. +++ Lots of years ago as a brand-new Christian, I was invited to join a 2-year bible study that examined scripture in terms of overall, recurring themes. One of the first lessons explored the Old Testament covenant between God and Abraham. God promised to bless Abraham and his […]

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Perseverance.

I’m not sure why we were talking about perseverance. We were driving from Paradise, Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie as part of what’s become an annual trip up north. You drive south from Paradise about 10 miles, and then turn east on the Curley Lewis Memorial Highway. It runs along the south edge of Whitefish […]

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Looking ahead to Advent

The first Sunday of Advent is November 29. Christmas is a few weeks later. But the truth is, we’re not sure we’re ready to figure out how to celebrate this year. I’ve written about Advent before. In Anticipation: An Advent Reader and Saint John of the Mall: Reflections for the Advent Season, I provided reflections […]

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