Scaling down.

I’ve written before about scale. As I use it, it’s about expanding impact or service. How many more could be served by our restaurant? How many more could be helped by our ideas? If, for example, we moved from one hot dog cart to a chain of restaurants, that’s how Portillo’s has scaled up. When […]

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What’s it about?

Today’s question from Rich Dixon: +++ I’m an educator, not a theology guy. I know a tiny bit about scripture. I hope I’m smart enough to ask questions when the water’s too deep for me. These days I have a few friends I trust when something doesn’t make sense. Jon, of course, is one of […]

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Respite

Respite is a break, a short break, from hard work. When we are caring for someone, and we need a break, and someone else provides care for a bit, that’s a respite. The work still needs to be done. But the people involved need a break. Sabbath is a kind of respite. A nap is […]

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A prayer for the third Sunday of Easter.

God. Peter and John walked on the temple grounds and told a man to get up and walk. I would love that. To walk along the hospital hall, to step into a room, to say “get up and walk.” Or to say, “Cancer, go away” or “Broken heart, be made whole” or even “Peace be […]

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enduring favor and another book project.

I’ve mentioned it twice in conversations this week. I’ll mention it to you, too. In the morning, I’m reading through the book of Psalms in a collection that doesn’t have verse numbers or notes, and has the number of the psalm in faint, small print. I want the words of the text to be most […]

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