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This one weird trick will change your life: Slow Down

The tree in the backyard is growing, relentlessly, powerfully, and slowly. Our children are growing, as we do too, slowly; imperceptibly every day. The meat in the crock pot is tenderizing; slowly. Our world, very much alive and changing all … Continue reading

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O the Places You’ll Go! The Wisdom of Embracing Life as Journey

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” I grew up living in “Cat in the Hat”, and by that I mean that rainy days were crazy days spent stuck … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Mesopotamia – and what we can learn from them

The first words out of Abraham’s mouth that are recorded in the Bible are spoken to his wife, when he says, “See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman, and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, … Continue reading

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Walter Mitty and the Art of Waking Up

There’s a glorious life in each of us that’s waiting to be lived.  It’s the crises we face that will either fan it to flame or kill it.  That, in two sentences, is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”.  Richard … Continue reading

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Remembrance stones in a climbing wall….

What do these stones mean to you? – Joshua 4:6 Early 1990’s:  The first time I saw the climbing wall it was located at the ski area adjacent to Tauernhof, the bible school where I teach in Austria.  Students (and … 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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Dousing the flames of hypocrisy: The Big Value of Small Ideas

The world has turned on big ideas, of course.  Lincoln ended slavery in America.  MLK gave birth to civil rights.  Martin Luther brought the Reformation.  Plato.  Augustine.  Hitler.  Pol Pot.  Lenin. Marx.  Like the ideas or don’t; they’ve changed the … Continue reading

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Advice to Pastors and Other Christians: leave people alone – sort of.

Cross Fit people are busy with their WOD.  Foodies are working on a new reduction sauce.  Climbers do two finger pullups in prep for their next problem.  Theater people are getting ready for opening night.  Organic gardeners are composting and … Continue reading

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