Amos.

I mentioned that I’m using The Message 100 Devotional Bible. Wednesday’s reading included Amos. Here’s an excerpt: “I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image […]

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Hand-crafted.

(A year ago, I was in Nepal. This is one of the stories I found there. First published April 9, 2015.) The river bed was lined with rocks. The river didn’t run through a national park. The banks were open to the public. So the rocks were free anyone willing to pick them up and […]

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A tool for review.

In 2014, I learned a tool for Bible study. And I started to teach it to a group of young adults. I wanted them to know what to do if I didn’t show up for Sunday school some day. You identify a passage of Scripture. A story, perhaps, or a section of teaching. You read […]

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keep telling yourself that.

I have piles of rocks around my office. I have piles of rocks outside my window. Some of the rocks I gathered a year ago as part of a spiritual practice in gathering rocks. Some of you participated. Other rocks are from places that I’ve been and my friends have been. But now there are rocks […]

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Reflecting on thanks.

“Happy Thanksgiving.” I understand that’s a hard thing to hear for those who are grieving the loss of a life or of a mind this year. For those who are wondering about the next job, about the next step. For those who are missing family members this year because of service to God or country, […]

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