This Mystery

I’m rereading a Madeleine L’Engle book this morning, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. Her writing is filled with wisdom and flights of fantasy, and her cadence feels old-fashioned and slows me down.  Every third or forth page I find myself tearing up, which makes no sense because today is a gorgeous, sunny day […]

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Two Days

Yesterday was a glorious day. I woke up with a head cold, but didn’t care. There wasn’t all that much I had to do, and I had a great book to read, a couple of thoughtful talks to listen to, and plans to get together with a friend.  God felt close, and life felt good, […]

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Best Book I’ve Read This Year

The People Factor by Van Moody is the best book on relationships I’ve ever read. That sounds like hyperbole, but this is the first time I’ve ever had a complete “Oprah Moment” and thought, I want to buy 1,000 copies of this book and give it to everyone I know.  I can’t think of anyone […]

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Celebrating Warmth!

It is WARM here today!!! I can’t really focus on anything else. It has been so numbingly cold for so many days that the very fact that I could walk THAT DOG this morning without worrying that she would die from exposure in the first 15 seconds (she’s so old now) feels MIRACULOUS and worthy […]

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Sermon: Calling All Superheroes

Here is the talk from this morning’s Faith Community. This one came out about how I wrote it (which either means I’m getting better at this, or that I was off my game…) Our opening Psalm of Worship was Psalm 18, a story sung by David to celebrate how God came through for him when […]

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Theme for 2014: Turducken

Happy New Year! We began 2014 with a Turducken dinner at friends’ house, which I think sums up pretty well what I’m expecting as I look ahead to the next 364 days: I think they will be filled with laughter, weird juxtapositions, and experienced/explored/navigated with an assortment of friends. As one friend described the Turducken […]

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