The pace of conversation

Our sense of how conversation should happen is that we say something and immediately the other person says something. When we are face-to-face it happens in seconds. Though often, we don’t hear words in seconds.  We walk a long distance without words with a friend, knowing that silence is part of the conversation as well. […]

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Today. Encourage today.

There are many technologies for making connections with other people. Email. Mail. Text. Messenger. Phone. Post-it. Coffee cup. There are many reasons for engaging with others. Challenge. Inform. Mock. Scold. Gossip. Warn. Rumormong. Worry. Encourage. One writer says that your friends can be distracted into believing lies about their identity, about their value, about what can […]

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A prayer for the second Sunday in Lent

God. How are you? We show up to these conversations, and we talk and complain. We tell you what we want, what’s wrong with what others or you or we are doing. And we almost never ask you how you are doing. Or if there is anything we can get you while we are up. […]

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Changing the pictures in our stream.

A moment behind the scenes here. Every post I write has a photo. And they come from my photos, stored in iCloud. (Except the picture in this post. It’s from Megin.) So every post, I spend some time finding the right (or at least A) photo from six years of photos. As I was looking […]

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A memorable movie line

Today’s words from Rich Dixon invite us to reflect on the pictures we carry of God. +++ I’ve been talking to you about Lent, teaching, metaphors, and infinity. A metaphor connects a difficult concept to a simpler, more familiar image. The trick is creating an engaging image or story that makes sense to students and […]

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