Sunsets

Somewhere right now it’s sunset, the blazing end of day. The sky is somewhere purple orange and bluish red and gray. Perhaps their only onlookers are dolphins as they play, but the earth and sun their courses run, never stopping this display. And it happens every moment as night falls in planetary ballet, morning breaks […]

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Back Home

I love the place where I grew up. It has been through many iterations over the 40+ years that my parents have lived there. The neighborhood has had its ups and downs. But it is still 100% home, not only to me, but to my kids as well. My brothers and sister, and I enjoyed […]

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Courage, Dear Heart

Shawn and I went on an impromptu journey this morning to purchase a bicycle built for two. I read Courage, Dear Heart by Rebecca Reynolds aloud all the way there and back – almost four hours. The raw beauty, the depth, the unapologetic acceptance of complexity, the naming of real wounds… Several times I would […]

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Dad

February 23, 1943 – August 10, 2018 I want to first take a moment to express to you why we have chosen to honor dad’s body as we have today, because we acknowledge that it is not as common now days. It’s hard. It’s awkward. And no one really knows just how to feel about […]

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Punctuational Prayer

It’s very easy for prayer to slide into the periphery, becoming punctuational, rather than central, within Christian community. When prayer becomes merely a way to start and end meetings, we have failed to grasp our utter corporate dependence upon God. These I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house […]

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