Saying goodbye

God has a sense of humor. Heather and I (and Jay and Rachel) said goodbye to our son Ben last week. Not just any goodbye – but for two whole years. He’s now in Italy, working with refugees arriving in Europe off boats from North Africa. He’s with a group called Care for Catania. The […]

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Attitude makes all the difference

Jon, Nancy and I have a friend named Glenda. She is amazing. I won’t go into details about everything she has faced and conquered, but a huge trait that has made a difference in her life and in the lives of those who she has inspired is her positive conquering attitude. Rather than focusing on […]

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The Bible is full of a bunch of humans

I often think that the Bible is full of ideas on living a more perfect life – and how I am not measuring up to the way I should be. There are lots of life instructions in many parts of the Bible. I’m glad, as they correct me when my ways are getting skewed away […]

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Stay connected.

I’ve lived in thirteen different places since I was born – living at least one year in each place. It’s hard to keep up with friends I’ve known across the years and miles. It’s easy to long for a time when people lived in one place from birth till death. Family and friends were consistent […]

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God doesn’t do branding the way we do

Storms are amazing. The power of water molecules coming together to form baseball-sized chunks of ice on a warm day is astonishing. But they don’t have a stripe across them that says, “Made by God.” Thunderclaps roll across the vast valley with a roar louder and more encompassing than the best sound system you’ve ever […]

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