You are not perfect

I have a really old pair of shoes. I keep them by our front door and only wear them to take the trash out. The stitching has worn out in several places. The soles are maybe the third set I had put on. I eventually decided to stop repairing them, since they still work perfectly […]

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Broken, all the time – a repost

This was originally posted on May 4, 2018. In light of the latest pandemic outbreak, Paul thought this was appropriate. 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 […]

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God uses imperfection

Paul taught Timothy, a younger Christian, how to live life and how to be in community with others. He dropped this little gem about the followers of Christ: “…the household of God … the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth” (source). So even though God could speak […]

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Tapping into that well

When I was a kid, I sang hymns in church. For those of you who may haven’t been in a hymn-singing church, or are young enough that you don’t know what “hymns” are, let me explain… Hymns are songs that were (and sometimes still are) sung in church. They differ from worship music that started […]

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A new season

A new season. A fresh start. I (Paul) started a new job earlier this month. It seems like a really good fit. I love the team. Encouragement feels like it’s a natural part of the way things are accomplished. Autumn started just eight days ago. The early morning air is getting just a little nippy […]

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