Weekly and monthly routines.

Continuing with a conversation with Nehemiah.  “Second, there were weekly routines. I’m sure you have noticed that Sabbath was a big deal for me. I made a point out of closing the gates for Sabbath.” Nehemiah 13:15-22. “I’ve wanted to talk to you about that. Why so much about gates?” I asked. “That’s for later. […]

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Daily routines.

Nehemiah started explaining the practices that God had given. “First, there were daily routines. You remember how I had talked to God morning and evening for four months as I was wondering how the walls could be rebuilt? That morning and evening prayer had been part of my routine long before my brother came with […]

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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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Back to a routine.

“I have to get back to a routine.” Nancy has heard me say that many times in the last month. The summer months have a different feel to them, even though neither of us works in education any more. And now that Hope has graduated from college, we don’t have that reminder in our house. […]

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