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Alone Time in a Pandemic

I’m the only one working on my entire floor at the courthouse. Here’s what that looks like, plus some encouragement for those who miss having people around.

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Giving Up Control and Learning to Trust in a Pandemic

While running this morning, my wife and I talked about uncertainty and the inability to plan during this pandemic. That made me think about God’s words on being the same yet making things new:

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Monday in a Pandemic (including skipping breakfast!)

Mondays can be hard, but skipping breakfast? During a pandemic?! Come on!

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Sunday Blessings in a Time of Pandemic

A few thoughts on Sunday church services, helping others, and looking for blessings.

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Routine in a Pandemic

For me, there’s comfort in routine. Coffee, books and my couch are all here for me.

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Coronavirus, Shelter in Place Order, and Staying Hydrated (plus a cat joke)

Are you finding it easy to use your social distancing time well? Are you struggling with this? Either way, here are a few brief thoughts:

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Anxiety, Coronavirus, and God

These are uncertain times. Doubt, anxiety, and wondering where God is in all this are completely normal. Here is some reassurance in less than two and a half minutes:

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Running for Judge: Campaigning on the Trail of Despair, Deliverance, and Overwhelming Success

My memoir Running for Judge: Campaigning on the Trail of Despair, Deliverance, and Overwhelming Success is now available from Wipf and Stock Publishers. Whether you’re curious about what it’s like to be a judge, enjoy politics and campaign stories, need … Continue reading

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Hannah—a lesson in tears, joy and not jumping to conclusions

[This imagined dialog includes events found in 1 Samuel 1.] “Hannah came to the Tabernacle today,” I told my wife, Dinah. “Hannah your cousin, the one who’s married to Elkanah? And how is she this year?” “The same as every … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping on the Apostle Paul: a deadly pastime

“Where did Eutychus go, Aristarchus?” “What’s that?” I asked, trying to concentrate on Paul’s words from the front of the room. “Eutychus. He was right there in the window a moment ago.” “The youngster? It’s past midnight. Perhaps he had … Continue reading

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