Sometimes you have to hit reset.

You are working on a project and things get complicated. There are revisions and modifications. The documentation doesn’t keep up with the adjustments. Someone becomes the keeper of the knowledge and the explanations. Then everyone gets in a hurry and doesn’t care to hear the explanations any more, they just want to have the knowledge. […]

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Sharing can be fasting.

We usually talk about fasting during Lent. So it seems wrong to talk about fasting when we are supposed to celebrate Advent by looking at the meals around Jesus. But I want to suggest we can understand fasting as sharing rather than as giving up. Usually, fasting is giving something up. When I think of giving […]

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The worst day of the year

Jesus said, “But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting.” It’s clear that Jesus was speaking before the amazing power of coffee beans was released. Yesterday, many people gave up caffeine for Lent. Today, they are waking […]

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A different kind of fast

We’ve been exploring the idea of fasting. Heather read the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, just before our family vacation. The ideas captured her imagination enough that she shared them with the rest of our family. So now we’re in the midst of practicing the exercises the author did with her family. I […]

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Sometimes you have to start over.

You are working on a project and things get complicated. There are revisions and modifications. The documentation doesn’t keep up with the adjustments. Someone becomes the keeper of the knowledge and the explanations. Then everyone gets in a hurry and doesn’t care to hear the explanations any more, they just want to have the knowledge. […]

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