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  • I’m not sure why we did this---but in passing the time we decided it would be a good idea to throw a few things down on a car below. We dug for whatever we could find in the kitchen that we didn’t want to eat, and had at it. After dropping the last sardine on the car below, a woman rounded the corner and yelled up at ..
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  • Imagine being the captain of a ship and realizing that the anchor you just had the crew throw into the water is made of plastic and won’t hold the ship where you want it to stay. In fact, maybe you get distracted and don’t even realize you’ve been adrift until it’s still too late. Life is full of false anchors. These are things we rely on for security, it could be..
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  • Although we were politely keeping to ourselves at first---We bonded instantly as we both laughed at the guy on my other side. He was snoring so loudly that our seats were vibrating before the plane took off, poor guy. That’s all it took. She began to share her story. He cheated, lied...
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  • Happy Easter! Okay maybe you’re thinking that I’m a little late. After all, Easter is over, right? My family and I go to a church that is in some ways pretty contemporary, but on the other hand still observes some fairly old traditions. One of those is that Easter is a season, rather than just a day. You may or may not be interested in
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  • Recently, a friend of mind had one of the most interesting flights. She sat next to a guy from West Virginia who had never been on a plane until that day. He had also never seen a building taller than two stories or seen the ocean. He hunts squirrels and
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  • OH COME ON!!! HOW DO YOU NOT GIVE MARSHAWN THE BALL ON THE ½ YARDLINE!?!?!?! Yes I was saying that too on Sunday night. I’m not writing this to pile on the Seahawks. I love the way Pete Carroll stood tall and took responsibility for what happened. He’s a great coach and the Seahawks wouldn’t be who they are without him. I’m also glad that my mistakes are nowhere near as
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  • Have you gotten your Christmas tree up yet?

    We just did. And as I look at it today, I see the years like lines on my face. . .or the notches on the kids' growth chart in their room. 
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  • I was originally thinking about writing about how grateful I am, heading into this holiday season, that my family and I have been so incredibly blessed in so many ways. We have been, and I am. But my friend’s situation got me thinking about how the sting of suffering, whether it’s physical, relational, or psychological, can be even more acute in a season when we have a cultural expectation of joy and happiness.
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  • Things looked a lot different for my husband and I a year ago. You see those curves on the edges of our mouths there?... Well, they started curving downward when we were together. I let myself focus on everything that was lacking in our life. After eating a meal with a friend...
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  • Sometimes we are too effective in drilling things into our kids. My wife and I are very frugal, and we’ve really emphasized being wise with money with our kids. It’s worked a little with our son Meyer, and a LOT with our daughter Camille. Maybe it’s worked too well with her
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  • The Killer Bees Are Coming

    When I was a kid, I vividly remember conversations with the other boys in the neighborhood about the killer bee swarm that was growing by the day, migrating from somewhere exotic toward the U.S., and that within 5 years, we’d all be defending our lives daily to avoid succumbing to the swarm that Read More

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