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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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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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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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Three Years of Rest #1 – A Letter to Me

I parked the car, slipped a ratty daypack over my shoulder, took a deep breath, and headed out on my first Sabbath hike to Rice Canyon near my home north of Los Angeles. I had discovered the principle of the … Continue reading

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Check Your Six

It’s a phrase that was born among fighter pilots, as a reminder to beware of enemy aircraft coming up behind them in their “six o’clock” position. Pilots know that it’s not enough to look forward or to the side – … Continue reading

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You will – you really will – find rest for your souls

Blogging experts (let’s call them Blogsperts) tell us that shorter blogs are more likely to be read, and that it’s wise to limit yourself when possible to 500 – 700 words.  Some topics can be adequately covered in that space. … Continue reading

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