Author Archives: Tim

Don’t Demand and Don’t Volunteer an Explanation for Refusing Alcohol: a lesson from keggers and my ulcers

Have a drink or don’t. And if you offer a drink, be prepared for the person to decline without explanation. It’s all ok.

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Need Advice? I’m Full if It, I Tell You.

Everyone has experiences. The question is what do you do with them—build others up or keep them to yourself.

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Love and Encouragement, Not Finely Tuned Arguments, Are the Way to Know Jesus

Words can lead to Jesus or away from him. Love always brings you to Jesus.

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COVID Closed Down My Courtroom. Thanks, Pandemic Deniers.

We could have been through the worst of this months ago. Instead, the worst is yet to come. And more people will die.

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Salty Air, Damp Clothes, and Living Through Hard Days

Pandemic protocols, presidential politics, personal problems: hard times come to every generation.

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Loving God, Loving Others, and Watching a Hawk Eat Our Backyard Gophers

What are you doing with your life before you’re dead?

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Covid, Courthouses, and Congregations: Stop Playing Around in a Pandemic

Ignoring a pandemic doesn’t make it go away; it makes things worse. In fact, it gets more people sick and more people dead.

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Below Freezing and Running in the Dark: How Liz and I Spent Our Morning

Can you imagine being able to run without ever tiring out?

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Politics, People, and Jesus: You’d Be Surprised Who’s on Your Side

Jesus talked about taking sides. His is always the side of love.

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Are You Supposed to Find Peace, or Does Peace Come to You?

Ancient prophecies and New Covenant truth came together in a little letter to a startup congregation in Asia Minor.

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