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24 December 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Christmas Eve Advent Reflections

No more lives torn apart / That wars would never start / And time would heal all hearts. We’re in Big Bear for Christmas.  Tonight Rachel and I will sing those lyrics at my in-laws Christmas Eve service.  They are from the song Grown Up Christmas List.  Considering how much as I like to playfully […]

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14 May 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Things Are Looking Up…Kinda

Pride goes before destruction,     and haughtiness before a fall. -Proverbs 16:18 Confession time.  I used to think I was pretty awesome. Maybe it’s being on stage and having an audience. Or maybe my mom just told me I was wonderful too much growing up. At any rate, I was pretty sure I could do anything. […]

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06 May 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Blog Zombie

Facebook killed the blogger star. I used to have a blog. I guess technically I still do, but for all practical purposes…I don’t. I’ve been pondering this lately. And I think for myself, Facebook really has had a lot to do with that. Sure, there are other excuses.  I’m in a season of life where […]

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11 January 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Friday Morning Mind Dump

I’ve been up since 5am this morning. You’ll see why in a minute. But that gave me lots of time to think, read pray, etc. All my thoughts tend to culminate in the shower.  Is that weird? Anyway, one of my goals this year is to significantly increase my blogging. As those thoughts were culminating, […]

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29 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

The Holidays Are Winding Down…

Last year I posted this on the blog a little more than a week before Christmas. It included this reading from my prayer book: Let us thank God a thousand times if in the sadness which invades us it seems to us as if we are rejected by the world.  The depression and suffering, the […]

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23 October 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Still Grieving…

A few weeks ago at the all-county Men’s Retreat I realized just how ridiculous I sound at times.  Or how ridiculous my expectations are. The first night set the tempo for the weekend.  Joe Bishop shared out of Matthew 11 and introduced the theme for the weekend, finding rest in Christ and releasing our burdens […]

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12 October 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Counting The Followers

Last week I was reading the most recent issue of Relevant magazine.  In the front is an article by the publisher/founder, Cameron Strang, called Embracing the Real.  In it, he talks about Twitter and Facebook and their cultural effects.  As I was reading, I came across the following lines: But little by little, Twitter is […]

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25 October 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Being Prepared

After my last triathlon, I ended up taking 3 or 4 (or maybe 5) weeks off from training.  After signing up to race again on Nov. 8th.  Big mistake!!  Last week I went for a couple of very painful runs and was realizing how much ground I have really lost.  It hit me that if […]

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27 March 2008 ~ 6 Comments

Thought For The Day: Love And Respect

So here is what was bouncing around in my dome this morning on my bike ride home from Lulu’s. Is it possible to love and genuinely care about a person, even go so far as to consider someone a "friend", yet at the same time have little to no respect for that person? Or do […]

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13 February 2008 ~ 6 Comments

Love Your Enemies

Lots of talk about love with Valentines Day.  A day we celebrate the people who love us back.  But what about the other people Jesus told us to love…our enemies?  That’s a whole lot harder to do.  I used to think of my enemy as the punk at school who picked on me, or the […]

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