Notice.

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. Here’s the latest: I’m not good at noticing. Even after thousands of miles on bike tours, I’m still astonished at how frequently I miss something extraordinary. Often another rider will stop […]

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Living out what we learn.

I read the end of Matthew 7 the other day. You may know it. It’s one of the stories Jesus tells, about a wise man who builds on rock and a foolish man who builds on sand. When I was a little kid, we sang one of those kid songs with kid motions. We built […]

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A prayer for the sixth Sunday of Easter.

God. It’s really hard for some of us to talk to you right now. It’s not that we don’t like you.It’s not that we are angry with you.It’s not that we are bored with you. I think it’s more that we are having a hard time concentrating on anything for very long, and we think […]

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A prayer at the end of the week.

God. It’s been a long week. We know that it’s been exactly the same 168 hours that every week has, but you know that the feeling of time is different than the counting of time.You know that minutes spent waiting for answers are longer than days spent living with the answers. Paul talks about the […]

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Rethinking the boundaries

A guest post from Nancy Swanson +++ “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6 Earlier today Jon and I were talking about our current work situations, and he described it as having boundaries. Boundaries have been placed around all that we do. Restrictions about […]

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