Cruise Control

Rich Dixon challenges me in a number of ways. With today’s post, and with a link to a story about Jim Walmsley, who ran 100km (62 miles) over the weekend in 6:09:26. It was 12 seconds short of the world record. It was 18 minutes faster than the previous American record. It was an amazing […]

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Andrew’s biscuits and fish

If I were creative today, I’d write the script for a Food Network show where three competitors are given a box of food and the challenge of preparing a meal for a crowd. They each open the box that has been delivered to them. There’s a burlap sack with five barley dinner rolls. There’s a […]

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Changing the question from resource to need.

There was a story for Sunday morning about Jesus walking along the northern shore of the Sea of Tiberius. He stops by the nets of two brothers, Peter and Andrew. He invites them to follow him. He tells them that he will send them out to fish for people in the same way that they […]

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A prayer for the third Sunday after Epiphany.

God. We have become catastrophic people. Each night the news opens with “late-breaking” headlines.Each morning our social media offers us warnings and predictions.Each conversation begins with, “Did you hear?” We are fearful and outraged.We are anxious and numb.We are overwhelmed and, I confess, underestimate what your presence might mean to us. When we read the […]

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Our daily bread

God. We’ve heard, many of us, a prayer with a phrase asking you to “give us this day our daily bread,” We think it’s something spiritual, about a daily Bible verse or a daily insight. But when Jesus said those words, he was talking about actual real bread, like homemade rolls, or versatile flatbread. And […]

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