Seven Things I Learned in January

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1.Can we choose to not label one another? “This is not easy. It will make us cry. The only thing that will help is if we name one another rightly. Not pro or against. Not right or left. Not terrorist or traitor. But Beloved.” –Christie Purifoy 2. The movie I most want to see: Hidden Figures. “When Americans think about …

Can you practice hope with laughter?

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When is the last time you laughed so hard, tears trickled down your cheeks? Or you snorted till you sounded like those sea lions at Pier 39? Lately, I’ve been challenged to laugh more as a way to practice biblical hope (which isn’t denial but a positive expectancy based on our relationship with Jesus, serving as a robust anchor in …

10 Simple Ways to Connect With God

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You’re busy. You work at a job, or at home, or a mix of both. You’re a parent. You’re also a caregiver for a loved one; you’re an unsung hero. Or maybe you struggle with chronic pain. Maybe you think connecting with God is complicated and for other people. I have good news for you: Whatever your situation, here are …

Five Things I learned in September

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Dear friends, I haven’t forgotten about our Love Series. Subscribers, I sent you a post, “What Would You Do For Love?” which is basically another view of how Jesus revealed his love for us. 1.  I’m listening to a podcast series on “Transitions,” by Brian Holmes. He gave me a framework for what has been happening in my life for …

7 Things I learned in August

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A break from our Love Series while we share what we learned in August. Is it just me but does it seem like each summer goes by faster than the previous one? 1.  A counter cultural reminder from Oswald Chambers: The private relationship of worshiping God is the great essential of [character] fitness… Worship aright in your private relationships, then …

10 Things I leaned in July

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I accidentally deleted this post so when I recreated it, I lost all the comments. So sorry! Hey, we’ll return to our Love Series after this Top 10 List. In no particular order: 1. Tim and Kathy Keller’s conversation on the Psalms. Worth listening to twice! Kathy Keller: “…so often what we want is the gift of God’s hand rather …

A Glimpse of Yosemite

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  No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite. – John Muir After finding a winter special for a lodge near Yosemite National Park, we hoped for snow. But as February neared and California’s fourth year of drought continued, we knew our plans for snowshoeing and snowballs probably wouldn’t happen. We’d go anyway. Driving north on Hwy 41, we …

One way to celebrate Mother’s Day (or a friend)

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Our daughter sits across from me at our kitchen table. Her face fixed, shoulders hunched over as she works on a math problem. Sometimes she’ll look up and ask a question or tell me about her day. I smile as her face lights up and when I listen to her talk. Maybe a similar scene plays out at your home. …

Inviting you to the Cantor Arts Center

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Every now and then, I write for one of my favorite sites: Tweetspeak Poetry. ****** The light-filled and spacious Friedenrich Gallery is on the second floor of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.  Half of the gallery displays selections from the Cantor’s diverse collection of modern and contemporary art. Each piece invites me into a different story.  Interior with Cityscape, …