Please take care of me

(This originally appeared in a series on “The Lord’s Prayer” on February 28, 2009) “You aren’t going to leave me, are you?” When you are getting to know someone too good to be true, you have questions.  You acknowledge their greatness. You ask them for help. You acknowledge your weakness. Then, after all that, as […]

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Why do you think you have to do that?

One of my friends asked if I had any suggested resources on time management for chaplains and pastors. I wrote back and said that often times when I dealing with time management, the questions are really dealing with dealing with attention management or focus management or identity management or other things. When my friend and […]

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Waiting is (still) hard

We all have stories about God not answering our prayer. We asked for help on the test. We failed. We asked for healing for the child. She died. We asked “why?” We didn’t hear anything. Given our experience, many of us read these words that Jesus said and we cringe: “Ask and it will be […]

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Sometimes you have to hit reset.

You are working on a project and things get complicated. There are revisions and modifications. The documentation doesn’t keep up with the adjustments. Someone becomes the keeper of the knowledge and the explanations. Then everyone gets in a hurry and doesn’t care to hear the explanations any more, they just want to have the knowledge. […]

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Psalm 6

(First published July 20, 2011.) It happens all the time in songs (and in stories.) For the first two verses, everything is bad. And then the hero comes, the story turns, the cavalry arrives, the light dawns. We love to read these stories, to sing these songs, because they give us hope. The first two […]

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