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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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The Tomb is Empty – Where is Jesus Now?

The title of this post asks a simple question, but don’t answer it too quickly. Yes, two gospels and the book of Acts describe Christ’s post-resurrection departure to heaven. In about a month, much of the Christian world will celebrate … Continue reading

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I am Twix

For the first time in about 45 years, I have a puppy. Pray for me. We adopted her two weeks ago from a Dalmatian rescue foundation. Our choice of names came down to Pinto (like the beans), Toffee and Twix … Continue reading

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Rivendell, Regularly

What if you could go to Rivendell every week? Fans of the Lord of the Rings will recognize Rivendell as the House of Elrond, an oasis of peace and rest in the turmoil of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.  It welcomed Bilbo … Continue reading

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Who He Is, Not Just What He Wants

When I pull my iPod out of my back pocket on one of my worship walks to replay a song, it means that something has grabbed me.  This week was no exception. The place was Serrano Canyon along the Pacific … Continue reading

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Two years of Sabbath Rest: A Report Card

My sabbatical in 2011 was good in ways I had hoped, and excellent in ways that I never imagined.  Two years later, the “excellent” part continues to impact my life on a weekly basis. During a retreat in Ohio’s Amish … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Wildfire, Part 2

I thought it would have changed more by now.  But I came to understand why it hadn’t, and my understanding took a worship walk in a whole new direction. I was on a return hike in La Jolla Canyon as … Continue reading

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Investing in Something That Is Bigger Than Me

The Guffy Campground trail in the San Bernardino Mountains above Los Angeles has become one of my favorite Sabbath hike destinations.  At around 8000 feet, it provides cooler weather in the summer than I can find here in the lowlands.  … Continue reading

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