A prayer for the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

God- We want someone to say, “Come.” To invite us in as if we are expected and wanted and welcome. After a long journey, after a hard night’s work, after a fight, after a big complicated celebration, we want to be welcomed. We are thirsty from the desert of surgery and chemo, the desert of […]

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Pick one

Implement one thing. That’s what my friend Becky wrote about. Pick one book, one process, one tool and implement it. (I first published this post a couple years ago but the beginning of the summer seemed like a good time to mention it again.)  We read lists all the time, 5 things, 6 ways, 10 […]

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The conversations in front of you.

Yesterday, we started with Paul standing on the beach and ended, after a vision, with Paul, Silas, Timothy, and Luke boarding a boat for Macedonia. It’s a leg of the trip that took them to Philippi. It’s a part of the story that is full of God-formed intersection and positive response to the message of […]

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Waiting on the beach.

Paul was sitting on the beach in Troas, watching the sun set over the Aegean Sea. I’m guessing that he was tired and curious and working hard on his commitment to be content in every situation. He’d been walking across Asia minor for several months. He left Antioch after his argument with Barnabas. Silas had […]

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Courage.

“Courage” That’s the one word Nancy sent me to write about today. (Actually, back in 2018). It’s not my favorite word, though she didn’t know that. (Maybe she did. She knows me well, even things I don’t know about myself). As I’m standing next to hospital beds praying for patients and families at difficult times, […]

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