Journal

On Good, Good Things

I awoke with a start—not knowing that Feast Table dream was about to change everything One summer night, I had a dream about a backyard table. With abundance set atop rugged wood. With chairs waiting to be filled, and a feast that was about to begin. All we had to do as believers, was pull…
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On Seasons (Après Summer)

Après: French for after  We’re hovering in that beautiful après time… between summer’s fade to end and autumn’s begin. I’m holding on to the golden summer from these snapshots. It was travel and new friends. Visits from dear family (sweet baby nephews!) who live halfway across the globe. Speaking some. Writing lots. Prepping for kids’…
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On Relevance

I wonder how many times relevant is referenced in the Bible? Curiosity bit and I was helpless but to find the answer. So off I went. Digging. Seeking. Wondering later just why that question had managed to hook me so. Because it’s zero. A big, whopping, culture-affecting zero. Relevant is an adjective we use to describe that…
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On Leadership

“Why are you at your desk?”  It was a simple question. I turned to find one of our department directors had stopped outside my cubicle. She was a kind leader and friend, one whom I still respect to this day. So I knew there was purpose in what she’d asked, and in the fact she was still waiting…
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On Politics (The Status of All Things)

There’s a book that sits on the desk in my office. It’s worn and the pages are yellowed now, after years of being read. I’ve scribbled notes in the margins. Page corners are dog-eared. I even have dates jotted in the front cover so I’ll find them the next time I seek the words that are…
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On Letting Go

I spent the better part of this week letting go. I spent the better part of this week in a garage surrounded by boxes, old clothes, nicknacks and whatnots, memories from yesteryear — and a few scary spidery insects that wanted to be friends with me. Besides the few times I screamed at the top of…
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