• Archive for November, 2011

    I • Beginnings

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    When I was in elementary school, I was pretty anonymous, and quiet. For at least the first year of it, I was considered developmentally challenged- well, at least by my parents, until they realized I wasn’t simply stupid, but just blind. I don’t remember a whole lot from elementary school specifically. I showed up....

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    SOTD: “Emily” by Dave Koz

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    In honor of my niece. I am now at the point with this song that I can recognize it when I hear it, and it makes me think of her. Both it and she are beautiful.

    Handling Losses

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    “Every man, at some point in his life, is going to lose a battle.  He’s gonna fight and he’s gonna lose.  But what makes him a man is that in the midst of that battle, he does not lose himself.” ~ Coach Eric Taylor, Dillon Panthers A caveat to this is that every man,...

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    Favorites | Some Old Books

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    The Cost of Discipleship

    The fruit of mining theological library book sales and used book stores in San Fran when I was in seminary, I have a few books on my shelves that are extra special to me.  There is something about these compact, hardbound volumes from the 50’s and 60’s that I love.  To me, they are...

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    Rediscovering Shame

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    For much of my adult life, I have wrestled with the power of shame, and its significance in the making and breaking of the self, and of relationships.  I have struggled with its subversive destructiveness all of my life, and as a result thought as a younger man I would take some time one...

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