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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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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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