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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A deeper part of our souls

God created music. Music touches our souls in a way that nothing else can. At lunch the other day, I stumbled upon a scene of snow falling with Bach’s Prelude number 1 in C Major playing, and it touched me deeply. Somehow in contrast to the sunny heat outside my office window, that soothing scene and […]

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apple modem with malfunction light

Broken, all the time

Our Apple modem went orange. Again. (Its little light is green when everything’s working right.) That happens every month or two. Something inside its little brain is not happy, and it tells us so. If I unplug it from the wall and then plug it back in, it’s happy again. But the fact that it […]

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On egos

Going through a stack of paper at work revealed a proposal from a possible vendor. I remembered meeting the guy. He was nice – but his attitude turned me off a bit. He seemed fairly proud and may not have been a good listener. He didn’t really come across as understanding that I might know as […]

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Maybe a new way to use your gift

A friend is considering a new life direction – a change of career. She’s responding to a tug in her heart to use the gift of compassion that God has given her. She already uses it in her day-to-day life, but she wants to share that gift more deliberately. So I reflected on my own […]

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