• Staying Vined

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    For whatever reason this morning, I was led to sit down and chew on John 15 for a short bit in my quiet time.  This is a chapter in John in which Jesus is addressing his disciples after they have just ate their last Passover meal together, he has watched their feet, and he...

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    Quick Hits | Thursday, September 15, 2011

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    “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed).”  I have never been good at letting in; I am doubly as poor at letting go. My mom says when I was a toddler, I would cry when the saltine crackers she gave me broke and I couldn’t...

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    Quick Hits | Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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    With the weather in the mid-50’s and the sky misty this morning, there was a good rainfall coming down and clouds covered the sky when the sun rose. I thought, “So this is what it’s like to train in Seattle.” It felt great to run in the rain. A raspberry mocha hit the spot...

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    The Many Miles of Summer

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    I’ll admit it.  In many ways, this has been a great summer in my life. After years of apartment living, I somehow found myself in a home this summer, with interest rates at an all-time low and with buyers free to pick up bargains. I’ve been consistent this summer running, keeping up (mostly) with...

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    Impetus

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    I am amazed at the grace of God.  In the random moments when I can shake myself loose from my preoccupations, preconceptions, and prejudices, and my self falls by the side, He is there.    I know this because I can look around in this world, and while planes crash and people contract cancer...

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    Lyrics: Fallen

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    Struggling over losing a friend, these lyrics leapt from the grief one day.  I still love the girl. Fallen I wish I knew what I could say To make you see it’s not that way That everything I’ve ever said before Was just a way of trying to be Someone you would want to...

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    March 23, 2011

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    For the last two months, I have been going through a book study with a friend.  We decided to dive into the study because we had a talk one evening and both realized that we didn’t feel our faith was making an impact in our lives.  I had been given a copy of Dan...

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    March 22, 2011

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    It’s been over three months since my last post, and like that, I am reminded how quickly time flies.  There is no slowing it down.  Oddly enough, I am aware of this every day (that time is passing), but I fail to make the moments of each day count, and then occasionally I wake...

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    7 Minutes: The God Who Remembers

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    “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” ~John 4:29 When Jesus meets the woman at the well in Sychar, he shares with her about the water he has to give which springs eternal.  She is perplexed by this foreigner.  A Jew, he shouldn’t be friendly...

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    The Six Spheres: Introduction

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    For some time I have juggled in my head the question of what it takes to be an effective person at self-management.  Self-management should enable a person to grow up and become, without tragic interdiction, a whole and contributing person in this world.  Self-management is not only a practice of self-monitoring, but it is...

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