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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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Am I the Leader of the Forest?

In retrospect, I probably looked a little “Paul Bunyanesque” from his perspective. So while it was understandable, his unexpected question still surprised me. And it made me think. I was enjoying a Poncho Hike last Saturday in the mountains above … Continue reading

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God’s Plan is Right on Track

I needed that international trip more than I realized. It was refreshing in ways that I didn’t expect. And it reminded me that the global church of Jesus Christ is thriving, that God’s plan to bring good news to the … 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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The Fourth Quarter is Ours

My gray hair saved me 79 cents on a bagel sandwich the other day. Yay. At 57 years old, I don’t yet qualify for the senior discount at Einstein’s Bagels. I thanked the 20-something cashier for including it without me … 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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Restored

I knew in advance that I needed what La Jolla Canyon had to offer today. I’ve rarely headed out on a Sabbath Hike with this much anticipation. It’s been an emotionally draining month. Four weeks ago, we announced that we … Continue reading

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