How can I grow during the next seven weeks?

Lent starts tomorrow. You can ignore this season without shame. However, some of you are leading groups who will be reading Lent for Non-Lent People. You may have people who ask, “How do I figure out what to give up?” Or you may be wondering yourself. A couple general ways to think: Simply ask yourself, […]

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Get up.

Yesterday was Transfiguration Sunday. The text was from Matthew 17, where Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up on a mountain. Once there, Jesus started to shine. Moses and Elijah showed up and talked with Jesus. And, as Peter wrote later, there was a voice from “the Majestic Glory”. It was a big moment. Peter […]

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A prayer for Transfiguration Sunday.

God. We would love to be on a mountain, away from all the confusion, and completely present with you. To see you glowing, to be aware of your power, to be aware that you are aware of us. That would be awesome. To have the confidence that Peter had, the confidence that Jesus was full […]

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Thinking about specific choices.

If you walk into our house, you will probably look ahead to the kitchen, or to the right into the living room. But if you look at the narrow wall on the left, there’s a framed saying. It’s been on a wall in our apartment or house for nearly 37 years.  “Choose you this day […]

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About jets and pelicans.

Nancy and I took a few days away visiting friends Nancy has known longer than she has known me. When I travel, it takes a few days for my pieces to come back together. While I’m waiting, a few observations. And some writing, because, as I mention in this conversation with Dr Lee Warren, writing […]

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