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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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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Black Friday

Yes, today is Black Friday – the day Americans are urged through a massive push of advertising from every source imaginable to buy stuff we don’t need at amazing prices. True, there’s the idea that we need to buy Christmas gifts for those on our list, and buying those gifts on Black Friday would save […]

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