Monthly Archives: November 2013

Old Words of Thanksgiving

I love new things.  I have a new Surface RT, a Samsung Galaxy 4, a new ULA backpack, new Hoka One trail running shoes, a new Neo Air sleeping pad, a new Big Agnes ultra lite tent.  I buy new … Continue reading

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The Restoration of a Pig Slopper

…when he came to himself…  Luke 15:17 It is good to be between a ruined house of bondage and a holy promised land.  ~Leonard Cohen Jesus tells a story about a father with two sons.  One stays home on the family … Continue reading

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My Village

Here every bird and fish knew its course. Every tree had its own place upon this earth. Only man had lost his way.~Margret Craven I see him, thin and pale at the front of the boat, jaw set, chin high, … Continue reading

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The Third Book of God

My father could hear a little animal step, Or a moth in the dark against the screen, And every far sound called the listening out Into places where the rest of us had never been.           … Continue reading

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Sorrow Drives Us To God

All of life is repentance. ~ Martin Luther We all have strategies for living. We all have certain activities, certain accomplishments that we are betting on to pay off in the end. Whether we have formally articulated them or not, … Continue reading

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Jailhouse Jesus

For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord…  Isaiah 30:17 The following is a restoration story shared in our Church on a recent Sunday morning. I arrived at prison and found a group … Continue reading

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Coming Clean

“To forgive oneself is like trying to sit in one’s own lap” ~Fredrick Buechner You know the story of King David, how after being a shepherd boy, he killed the giant Goliath which made him a national hero, Samuel came … Continue reading

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