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?” I 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 […]

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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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Looking for energy?

“But I don’t have the energy.” For the third time in the conversation I said “I would think [X] through but I don’t have the energy.” I made a note in my journal to find the energy to figure out why I was using that excuse. Because it was an excuse. I was telling my […]

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A traveling mug.

“I’ve got to get to work,” I said. “Let me put the rest of your coffee in your travel mug,” Tim said. I pulled it from the side pocket of my backpack. It’s the battered stainless cup that I’ve been using for years. I got it from a church insurance company at a conference. Road […]

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Delighting in the law.

“But what can I do instead?” I’d been talking to Tim about his grandmother’s words to him. She’s started every year with the same bit of counsel. Time smiled. “I’d ask her the same thing. ‘But what should I do instead?’ And she’d say, ‘learn God’s law.’ She’d see the look on my face.” Tim […]

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