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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Advent 3: Silenced

Zechariah was doing what he was supposed to do. He was a priest in Israel. He was at the temple for his annual season of work. On this particular day, he was feeling pretty proud, in a humble sort of way. On this day, he was at the pinnacle of his religious career. There was […]

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Advent 2: Lost

The collection of books we know as the Old Testament ends with a very wistful image. β€œHe will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers,” Malachi writes about a prophet who will come. Imagine the sense of lostness that a child abandoned by his […]

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a scorecard

Nope. It’s not what you think. When we hear the word “scorecard” and the topic on the table is “Bible” many of us start to think about how we’re doing, about who’s keeping track. In this case, however, I’m thinking more about the phrase, “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.” The roster of […]

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Starting backward

Some of us start writing to see what we think. As the words come, we begin to realize what was in our head. The words come in fits and starts and then in a rush. We grin and weep as we begin to understand our hearts. John didn’t write that way, at least not for […]

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