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05 Dec 2016

Celebrating Purposefully

The holidays…. Every year I tell myself I will be more organized so that I don’t get swept away with the frenetic pace that seems to come over me during

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29 Nov 2016

Lectio Divina Part 13: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

For more in this series and on Lectio Divina, click here. The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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23 Nov 2016

Can I get a little quiet around here?!?!

Brother Lawrence entered the monastery as a layman. He worked in the kitchens and as a cobbler there for the remainder of his life. Lawrence is known for his devotion

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22 Nov 2016

Lectio Divina Part 12: 1 John 3:18-24

For more in this series and on Lectio Divina, click here. The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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17 Nov 2016

Book Review: God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God

God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God  by Ken Shigematsu Recently, I attended a webinar of Ken Shigematsu sharing the concepts from his book.

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15 Nov 2016

Lectio Divina Part 11: Psalm 19:1-9

For more in this series and on Lectio Divina, click here. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®Used by permission. All rights

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From the Blog

09 May 2016

FIRST: Sabbath Keeping

I recall some of the first tries at changing my Friday day off to a Friday Sabbath. A Sabbath is more holy than a day off, right? Prepping for that

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05 May 2016

Out of Focus

It is amazing what you can get used to. As I type this on my computer I am staring at the screen of an old monitor that is out of

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02 May 2016

FIRST: Meditation

We were five years into our appointment without a move in sight. Stagnant was the word of the day. I had given all there was to give: there was no

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25 Apr 2016

FIRST: Journaling Scripture

My faith life was failing. My Bible reading time had tanked. I needed something to give me a boost in the right direction. In all honesty I was hoping for

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21 Apr 2016

Wired for Service

I had the privilege of watching my grandchildren the other day. While emptying the dishwasher one of my 19-month old granddaughters started taking the silverware out. One by one, she

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18 Apr 2016

FIRST: Journeying

When did this happen? How did I miss the signs? I don’t know; but it doesn’t really matter as it is happening and the signs are now clear. I don’t

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