Subtly awesome – a Pentecost reflection.

Subtly awesome. Those words don’t fit together. Subtle is almost unnoticeable. Awesome is huge. Imagine. I’m walking down the hall of the ICU, just down the hall from the chapel. As I’m getting to the end of the hall, I can turn left. I can go back to my office. I can catch up on […]

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A prayer for Pentecost Sunday.

God. You are here. We forget. We make plans and then we ask you to make them happen. We call it asking you to bless them. But you heard them all along. Some of them you made suggestions and we listened. On some of them, you made suggestions and we ignored. On some of them, […]

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Listen everywhere

“Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track” (from Proverbs 3). It’s really easy to miss God’s voice. As I go about my day, I get so caught up in the details of everything on my plate that I ignore what God is […]

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When we don’t feel competent.

You and I both wrestle with feeling competent. We tell ourselves, “A competent ____ would do x, y, z. And I don’t do those things.That’s why I say I’m incompetent.” Though it looks like emotional algebra, It’s a pretty helpful formula for making ourselves feel guilty. A competent dad would . . . A competent […]

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