One week left.

A few years ago, I worked on an exercise where you ask yourself, “What would I do if I only had a week left to live?” You then answer that for a month, a year, five years, and a life. It was a good exercise. I learned some things about what I thought was important. And […]

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A prayer for Palm Sunday.

God- We are anxious and nervous and a little bit bored. We are anxious about how to pay our bills, how to save our jobs. We are nervous about what we might catch, what our family might come down with. We are bored because most of the things we used to do to fill our […]

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After the virus

I started a list: “After Virus.” I’m writing down things I want to do after things return to a new normal. So I’m trying to be optimistic. As I see so many people in really tough situations, like several friends who have lost their jobs, I get sad – and frustrated. This has been unlike […]

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I do believe

A guest post from Rich Dixon. +++ “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” At face value, this father’s plea to Jesus seems a bit odd. It’s a simple choice…either you believe or you don’t, right? My sense is this fellow wasn’t suffering a bout of spiritual schizophrenia. I think he expressed a common internal […]

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An April First story.

I first published this in 2014. The story happened nearly a quarter-of-a-century ago. +++ I should have guessed that starting a new job on April 1 wasn’t a good idea. I’m not sure who picked that date. I can imagine that it was my own choice. It gave an opportunity for a laugh when I […]

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