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A Place Where Dirt Used to Be

I admit to having a bit of a crush on the Grand Canyon. I never dreamed that I would live close enough to go there for the day. Truth be told, more than once I have made the 2-hour drive … Continue reading

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Vin Scully, King David, and Prayer

It’s not my intention for this post to make people jealous, but I realize that it’s possible. In fact, it’s highly likely. I guess I’m OK with that (secretly, maybe VERY OK #sorrynotsorry). Vin Scully is a Los Angeles civic … Continue reading

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When the Path is Steep

What a difference a week makes. My Sabbath Hike last weekend was delightfully easy. It was nine miles of strolling across a flat mesa east of Flagstaff, with plenty of shade and cool breezes – not much of a physical … Continue reading

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Insights from the Empty Nest

When I became a dad, everyone told me that I would come to understand God in new ways, that fatherhood would provide fresh perspective on how He relates to us as our Heavenly Father. They were right, and our child-raising … Continue reading

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When It’s OK to Brag

Funerals and worship came together for me on a trail southeast of our town last Saturday. It was intentional, and it was good. In order for that to make sense, you need to know how I feel about funerals. I … Continue reading

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Praying at the Intersection of Creation and Creator

I didn’t know there was a technical term to describe the way I’ve been enjoying God these last four years, but there is. And I like it. In the book Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas describes nine ways Christians draw near … Continue reading

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When is “Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month?”

This post is going to cost me, big-time.  Murf hates the spotlight.  But she’ll get over it, and I need to do this. October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  There are memes about it floating around Facebook, greeting cards are available … Continue reading

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