Monthly Archives: December 2013

365 Days of Gratitude

365 handwritten notes $167.90 in postage 365 names in my journal            I began thinking about a year of gratitude in November of 2012 after spending eight days at a Benedictine monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana. I was thinking … Continue reading

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A Matter of Time

Time is a funny thing, sometimes we want more, as if 24 hours is not enough for one day.  In other instances we want the days to race by so we are one day closer to being done with school, … Continue reading

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Musings from the Interstate

Being Present Driving the long stretch of interstate from Nebraska to Minnesota lends itself to reflecting on the events of days past.   Although holidays have the potential to effervesce joy, for some holidays create stress, anxiety, and frustration.  The question … Continue reading

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Joy * 3 = Christmas Eve 2013

Having spent the day busy and stressed, worrying if everything will be just so for Christmas Eve worship tonight, I arrive at a new destination.  Quite literally we are driving in the dark through the blizzard after worship and I … Continue reading

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It’s simple really

If you asked a pastor about how they experience the Holy season of Advent, you would get many answers, probably varying from why it is important in the life of people to why it is important in the life of … Continue reading

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Something profound

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh One of the oldest, most dear books I possess is Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne.  The book is dear to me because I have … Continue reading

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Red Box Revelation

Thursday is my day off.  Since pastors typically work on Sundays they usually get a day off during the week, in which they should ideally model Sabbath for those around them.  You know, not doing any work or manual labor, … Continue reading

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