A word on streaks.

(A guest post from Ted Harris) 18,937 – 2,632 – 56 – 24 – 23 – 16 All of these numbers carry little significance except to the person they represent. 18,937 straight days I have awakened to a new day. 2,632 consecutive games played by Cal Ripken, Jr. 56 straight games with a hit for […]

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Remind me again

My son told me about a friend at college whose dad has only told him he loved him a handful of times. That dad assumes his son knows he loves him, since he told him already. We all need frequent reminders of truths we already know. Hearing them once is not enough. Some of the […]

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Portable routines

As much as I love the idea of routines, I admit that I struggle to follow through with the routines that I know will help me. Here are some of the struggles from recent weeks: When you are out of your routine surroundings, what are the prompts that will remind you of your habits? If […]

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I love the routine.

I don’t think of Lent as a time to form habits. I think of it as a time to give up. But embracing something new always has in it surrender. And surrender always has offers something new. So what if I approached Lent as a time of testing. Not being tested as much as testing […]

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