How routines can shape our lives.

I don’t think of Lent as a time to form habits. I think of it as a time to give up. But embracing something new always has in it surrender. And surrender always has offers something new. So what if I approached Lent as a time of testing? Not being tested as much as testing […]

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trusted advisors.

“You told me to remind you about Ezra,” Tim said as Paul caught up to him. “And I want to know what you’ve been telling God about me.” Paul laughed. “Nothing bad, I assure you. In fact, I thank God for you. Instead of being grateful for stuff, I’m grateful for people. And I’m content […]

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Practical steps.

“How did you know about running at a conversational pace?” Tim said. Paul smiled. “And happy Wednesday to you, too. Are your legs feeling okay after our run on Monday?” “They are,” Tim said. “And that’s why I’m curious about how you knew about running at a slower pace than I usually run. After we […]

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Conversational speed.

“Can we run together for a little longer today?” Tim asked. “When you come running up at the end of my run, say few things and speed off, I’m a little frustrated.” Tim was running his new route at the park.  A guy he met last week caught up with him. “I can do that,” […]

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Training for.

Tim looked at his watch. He was running the same trail he had taken Wednesday, at the same time. He was hoping that the old guy he chatted with would show up again. He’d been thinking about the old guy’s question: “What are you training for?” Because Tim wasn’t training for anything. He was just […]

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