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The Great Reward

Sometimes I forget that the Bible has parts in it that are far more exciting than the classic adventure novels or the recently released box-office hits. And then, out of nowhere, I find myself enamored and amazed yet again by the length and depth and… Read More

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Crickets

Before we moved to San Diego, when we were in the exploration phase, people used many truths about San Diego to lure us here. Among these were the following: “You really don’t need air conditioning in San Diego, the weather is nearly perfect year round,”… Read More

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Redefining Success

We lugged our chairs and the sun umbrella down to the shoreline with our books in hand, ready to read silently together (because, when you have been married for 13 years, and become comfortable in your skin, this defines an ideal date). I buried my… Read More

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Belief Begets Boldness

In age that loves personality tests,  it is good to be reminded that biblical boldness is not a personality thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Enneagram as a useful tool both in understanding souls shaped differently than mine and in navigating the labyrinth… Read More

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Neglect

The scary corner next to our shed is where bikes and scooters go to die. I wish I could say these deaths were quick, like a swift or sudden trip to the thrift store up the street. Alas, I cannot. These once coveted and doted… Read More