Gifts

“He [God] said, ‘You’re my son, today’s your birthday, what do you want?” Psalm 2.7

Christmas is past; did you get what you wanted? My special is leaving a bittersweet taste in my mouth right now.

You know that I am part of a two continent family. My three special girls are on one side of the Atlantic, I am in our new “home-town” opposite. My present was the three of them all for myself, two weeks at that! Fantastic is a relevant word if I had to describe the past 14 days. As with some good things, there is an end. The ever-present call of school and jobs took them back. read more

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Identity

“You are a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.” Psalm 1.2

I think I am like most people; a person filled with dreams and hopes, fears and doubts. In many ways I find the path of growing older to be a quest to know who I am, what my persona is, and how people identify me.

I have a friend…

Researchers, whoever they might be, suggest there are different personality groups that identify the type of person you are. People in many countries belong to a smaller group that identifies there beliefs, values, and priorities. People groups come in many names, shapes and sizes. Tribes, languages, religions, type-a, race, melancholy, priests, managers, athletes name just a few. read more

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Directions

“How well God must like you – you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College.” Psalm 1.1

As the hours and minutes pass, approaching the magic hour, the two paths which people follow become increasingly visible. One path is full of visible energy and often lots of movement. The other more sedate, reflective, and frequently meditative. Paths intertwined and always relate.

I have a friend…

Months ago the weight of the world rested on his arms and heart, day by day with little evidence of grace. Then, as if in a romantic novel, life began to change. From my perspective the change came as his realization of his God thirst became part of his day to day God conversation. As the challenge of living life with God became a priority a wonderful process began. read more

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