Up to me.

Years and years ago, I said to a friend about a change in this blog, “if it were up to me.” As I said it, I laughed. And she reminded me that it is up to me. Each day, writing something new or sharing something old, publishing anything or nothing is actually up to me. […]

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A way to take a break.

I wrote this almost six years ago. I have no idea, actually, which friend it was. I don’t know what project. I do know the feeling. And, a couple weeks ago, I gave another friend similar counsel. So apparently, we are still struggling. +++ My friend’s in the middle of a rough year. Death, graduations, […]

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Scaling down.

I’ve written before about scale. As I use it, it’s about expanding impact or service. How many more could be served by our restaurant? How many more could be helped by our ideas? If, for example, we moved from one hot dog cart to a chain of restaurants, that’s how Portillo’s has scaled up. When […]

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What’s it about?

Today’s question from Rich Dixon: +++ I’m an educator, not a theology guy. I know a tiny bit about scripture. I hope I’m smart enough to ask questions when the water’s too deep for me. These days I have a few friends I trust when something doesn’t make sense. Jon, of course, is one of […]

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Respite

Respite is a break, a short break, from hard work. When we are caring for someone, and we need a break, and someone else provides care for a bit, that’s a respite. The work still needs to be done. But the people involved need a break. Sabbath is a kind of respite. A nap is […]

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