Hanging out with truth.

My friend Rich Dixon is helping me out here, with posts that come just at the right time and just with the right challenge for me. +++ Our team completed an unconventional bike tour last week. In the spirit of opportunities and blessings discovered during COVID-19, we did team devotions via Zoom. We heard from amazing people […]

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Ironing

Ironing is an activity that seems avoidable. Clothing is designed to be wash and wear. But it often still needs to be touched up. Ironing is an activity that seems futile. Clothing is smooth only until it is worn, at which point it is wrinkled again. And yet, Nancy irons my work khakis and dress […]

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A prayer for the fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

God. I think we are all like Paul some days. What we want to do, we don’t do. What we don’t want to do, we do. I know, God, that Paul wasn’t talking about fitness goals or writing goals. He wasn’t talking about mid-year resolutions. He was talking about doing good and doing bad. “I […]

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He still cares

The last four or five months have been the hardest in our lives for many of us. One completely unsolvable crisis followed another. And the world reacted like never before, to both crises. It’s so easy to get anxious. And there are some very good reasons to be anxious that I won’t go into because […]

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Stuff and parts.

When we cleaned out our parents’ condo years ago, my sisters and I when through a lot of stuff. Furniture that reflected their taste but not ours. Collections that reflected their experiences but not ours. Stuff that we already had. I never acquired my Dad’s taste for Scandanavian modern furniture. We didn’t need more rocks […]

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