A prayer for choosing in uncertainty.

God. We aren’t very good with choices. It’s hard to choose between the best thing for us and the best thing for others. Choosing the right voices to listen to is hard. There are so many voices and so many options and so many things going wrong. Choosing the right people to follow is hard. […]

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A reminder.

My friend Rich Dixon is helping me out here, with posts that come just at the right time and just with the right challenge for me. +++ You and I are loved. It’s been a tough few months. Pandemic. Racial tension. Financial uncertainty. We’re immersed in an above-normal sense that things just aren’t going well and that […]

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Weeding.

Weeds are opportunists. Weeds are bullies. Weeds are homesteaders. Weeds are undomesticated flowers. Weeds are parasites. When Jesus talks about planting seeds, weeds are the plants that grow quickly, get intertwined with the plants that people want, and use up resources so much that they hamper or choke out desirable plants. Weeds have so adapted […]

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A birthday and blogday invitation – help some kids.

It’s my birthday today. 62 years. I’m using the attention that a birthday gets on Facebook to point to a way to care for kids. +++ I visited Nepal a few years ago and watched a woman making hand-crafted gravel. She pounded on river rocks until they were small enough to serve as gravel. She […]

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