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Overwhelmed by More than a Canyon

It was the perfect song, in the perfect place, on a day that could not have been much more perfect. For the first time EVER on a Sabbath hike, I ran a song back four times. When I explain it … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Heaven on Earth

“That was a little taste of heaven on earth.” Have you ever said that? I have. The phrase usually follows a particularly powerful experience of musical worship. I’m revisiting several of those unforgettable moments as I type. I’ve had many … 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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Macro and Micro

The last time I led a short-term missions trip, I felt like I let my team down. Our international short-term program had started small, and I had led teams each year as it grew. But in the fourth year we … Continue reading

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Everything is Changing … Well, ALMOST Everything

Never before has my life changed so drastically in just one month. It’s enough to make your head spin, and it’s hard to keep up. The changes began four weeks ago with the birth of Judah, our second grandson. He … Continue reading

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Three Years of Rest #2: The Lost Art of Pondering

Are we losing the ability to ponder? I think we are. Life in the 21st century is busy, and incredibly noisy. Even when we aren’t glued to the screen, television blares in the background of our homes. Our smart phones … Continue reading

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