Monthly Archives: August 2008

Changing the Nature of the Conversation

Recently Wade Hodges’s blog linked to a booklet entitled Civic Engagement and the Restoration of Community: Changing the Nature of Conversation. It is authored by Peter Block and others. The purpose of the material is to present a set of … Continue reading

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Telling Our Story

All of these lines across my face, Tell you the story of who I am; So many stories of where I’ve been, And how I got to where I am. But these stories don’t mean anything When you’ve got no … Continue reading

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A Look In the Mirror

Occasionally I have the opportunity to see myself as though I am looking in a mirror. This morning I was listening to a speaker from Mosaic taking about the importance of discipline. Not being very discipline himself, he was describing disciplined … Continue reading

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Project Update

Yesterday was a busy day. With Jerod’s help, I installed the laminate flooring in Blake and Grayson’s bedroom. Last evening we set up their beds. I was pleased with the results and the boys were happy with their new room. … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I have not posted for a few days. It is Monday morning and I’m in my usual spot on the front porch. The week is shaping up to be somewhat busy. Today I’m going to install some laminate flooring in Grayson … Continue reading

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Sunrise

This morning was a special experience. Out for an early run, as I made my way around the path at Centennial Park, I looked to the east and the sun was breaking over the horizon and flooding the rolling hills … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Realize

Until I watched CBS Evening News tonight, I had no understanding of the tragic consequences of mortgage foreclosures. They featured a Florida family with a mother and two teen aged daughters. The way it was billed, I was expecting a pretty … Continue reading

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God of the Possible

For a number of different reasons, questions about the sovereignty of God have come up lately. Has God got a plan (detailed) for my life and is my purpose to figure it out? Does everything happen for a purpose?, are … Continue reading

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Spirituality

Spirituality is a word thrown around a lot. When I say spirituality, what I mean is Christian spirituality. I believe these quotes from Dissident Discipleship define well Christian spirituality. …Christian spirituality is truly Christian only when we are seeing through … Continue reading

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New Project

I have taken a brief hiatus from house painting to start a new project. I’m working on a semi-loft bed for Blake and Grayson. Utilizing their current bunk beds I’m building desks which will be platforms to set the upper … Continue reading

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