Two stories, same people.

I was reading about Philip and the man from Ethiopia. It’s a familiar story to many of us. The man is on his way home from Jerusalem. Philip was told to go to the desert road, then to stay close to the man’s chariot. Philip strikes up a conversation, tells the man the story of […]

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Significant Dirt.

I wrote this a dozen years ago at another blog. It’s appropriate today, of course, but I think it’s necessary today. +++ Three starting observations: I’ve had two brief conversations in the last couple of days with friends who are struggling with motivation, who are drifting Both have recently finished times of preparation, each have […]

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A prayer for the second Sunday after Epiphany

Ah God. I usually work on Sundays. I’m not working today. That feels like something I should have to confess. You say to Isaiah, for him and for his people, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.” And I respond like Isaiah: “But I said, ‘I have labored in vain, I have […]

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Choosing to quiet my soul.

I wrote this reflection on Psalm 131 a few years back. I was driving the other day, thinking about all the worry and flurry going into matters that we can’t do much about, while the drained away energy could being going into caring for and about the person in front of us. I remember a […]

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Really really slow

I started running again more consistently. I’m slow. By slow, I mean not as fast as I was a year or two ago. Then, I could run half as fast as the current marathon world record holder. So not really fast. But now, I’m slower than I was when I was “fast”. It’s almost not […]

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