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Go Ahead. Smell a Pine Tree.

I usually glance up and down the trail before I do it, because it looks, I don’t know, kinda weird (ya think?). But it’s rare that I take a mountain trail without at least once sticking my nose into the … Continue reading

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When You Won’t be Home for Christmas

I was in denial.  And it was time to do something about it. We had moved to France just four months earlier, and were facing our first Christmas overseas.  We had put up the few decorations that we had brought … Continue reading

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A 20-Year Dream

It’s been over 20 years since we first considered this idea, 20 years of wondering when and whether the opportunity would come, 20 years of leaning in a direction that felt right, but for which we had no guarantee. What … Continue reading

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Some Trees Fell, but Some Trees Stood

There is a sad side to one of the aspen groves on my favorite Sabbath hiking trail. I’m not sure when it happened, or why it happened here and not at the other groves on the gentle slopes of this … Continue reading

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Good Wednesday at the Gurley Street Grill

Something cool seems to happen whenever my friend Ron and I eat lunch at the Gurley Street Grill in downtown Prescott. It happened yesterday, for the second time in three months, and it sheds light on a holiday that we’re … Continue reading

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Stunned – and Inspired – by an Honorarium

“Don’t come with me – this is for you,” said my translator last Sunday. I wasn’t sure I had heard him right. I was feeling a little scrambled, having just preached in English, from French preaching notes and a French … Continue reading

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Better than the Best

It wasn’t the kind of setting where the thought would normally come to mind. But that’s what made it all the more striking. As I drove to the trailhead of a Sabbath hike a couple of weeks ago, a song … Continue reading

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