David and Taylor Swift: on wisdom and love.

Today we have for you two partial posts. +++ David was a remarkable soldier. When we read through 1 Samuel, the accounts of his effectiveness in fighting the Philistines are striking. So when we get to 2 Samuel 5 and read, “And David inquired of the Lord,” the phrase stands out. So does the response: […]

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Why do you think you have to do that?

One of my friends asked if I had any suggested resources on time management for chaplains and pastors. I wrote back and said that often times when I dealing with time management, the questions are really dealing with dealing with attention management or focus management or identity management or other things. When my friend and […]

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Pick one thing. Do it well.

“I’m completely stuck,” I said. “When you say ‘completely’,” Tim said, “What do you mean? That you sit in one place,  permanently unmoving?” wanted to nod, but I understood the irony of having the capacity to walk into Lystra Tea Company and to order a medium bold and to have the money to pay for […]

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Think about what you are reading.

The second of January is a rough day to go to work. After a week of parties and food, a week of thinking about all the things that had gone wrong about the last year and all the things that you hope to change for the next year, everything is a little off. And you […]

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A moment of peace.

He tends his flock like a shepherd:     He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;     he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40. A few months ago, I met a family in ER. The family had been in an accident that could have been tragic, but wasn’t. However, […]

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