Category Archives: Creation

In praise of healthy lament

“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace” -Jeremiah 6:14 Dissociative disorder is defined as a “disruption or breakdown of memory, awareness, identity or perception.”  It’s a common occurrence among war … Continue reading

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Embodiment Part One: Getting out of our heads and off of our phones.

6AM – The alarm goes off and it needs to, even for morning people at this time of year.  Autumn in northern latitudes means every day the sun sleeps in a little longer, the morning air’s a little colder, and … Continue reading

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Science Camp…has just begun

Science camp is just getting started. Yes, the week on the island is over.  The week of being thrown together with what appeared to the naked eye to be an utterly random gathering of 15 pastors (Baptist, Assembly of God, … Continue reading

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Weekend: Lessons from backyard and bible

This past week has included what, on the surface, appear to be two radically divergent investments of my time.   It included some passionate visioning conversations at the church I lead, and important reading in preparation for my upcoming week … Continue reading

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Slow down, breathe deep, pay attention

Spring is the season for micro-vistas.  In the winter I re-create by getting outside, in the snow, and on the best days I’m swishing down a hill paying nothing other than split second attention to the ground beneath my feet. … Continue reading

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In secret: the value of humility and anonymity

Many of you have these words of Jesus:  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  Could it be that these words, like so many others of Jesus’ are truer, much truer, than we realize? In my readings … Continue reading

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Insanity antidote: simplicity

If you’re reading these words, you’re likely among the top 10% of wealthiest people in the world.  You’re probably not spending much time thinking about how you’ll get water to drink, or whether you’ll have a place of shelter tonight. … Continue reading

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Like snow melting…give it time

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater” – Isaiah 55 Sometimes it rains up … Continue reading

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Truth Sandwich: The bun matters

This Sunday I’ll be teaching from the timeless story of the shepherd’s encounter with angels, and their visit to Jesus.  Having been a pastor for 26 years now, there’s a special challenge to preaching during this season.  I’ve done everything: … Continue reading

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Colors… and “The Colors of Hope”

We could ponder beauty together, asking why these colors inspire, or sooth.  We could talk about God’s faithfulness and the beauty of season changes.  We could talk about light, and how the same tree looks so very different in the … Continue reading

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