Tag Archives: encouragement

The Unknown Encourager – a tale of stress, anxiety, and getting through the weekend

This past weekend was hard. It was great and it was hard. I spent Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon at the West Coast Christian Writers conference. That meant not being home with my wife on Valentine’s Day. She sent me … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King and Encouraging Dreams

A Belittling Dream Last night I dreamed of a little dog. Not mine. Someone else’s. They took offense when I called their dog little. “Don’t call him little,” they said. “Just say he’s a dog.” There was a lot of … Continue reading

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Letting Words Go Unanswered

On-line discussions can be difficult. Sometimes they are wonderful and worth the effort, and other times they are withering and not worth the time it takes to form the words on the keyboard. Blog comments, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds and … Continue reading

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Running Like an Inflated Drunk

[From the archives.] Contrary to the impression I might have given with posts on running a 6 mile obstacle course and a half-marathon in the Happiest Place on Earth, I am not wont to join a few thousand strangers in … Continue reading

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Running the Good Race Is Contagious

My wife and I use an app that tracks our workouts, including our runs. It has GPS and can map the route taken, and at the end it not only tells us the distance but the time and pace. Input … Continue reading

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Disagreeable Social Media – what’s not to love?

Or we can do it this way: If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18.) ***

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Jesus Never Hit A Woman

A lot of the blogs I read are written by women. I learn from them, and since I’m a total egalitarian in my doctrine I have no hesitation doing so. These writers are not all egalitarian women, though. I’m an … Continue reading

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The Timeliness of Encouragement

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When the Judge Gets Cross-Examined – my secrets revealed

[A lot of people ask me what it’s like being a trial court judge. The answers can be found in this interview Michelle Van Loon posted on her blog Pilgrim’s Road Trip back in 2013, and which she’s graciously allowed … Continue reading

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Father’s Day for my children – Advice Is Overrated

As Father’s Day is coming up, here’s an archived post from three years back: Advice Is Overrated, Encouragement Isn’t [My son K is 22 and recently graduated from UC Berkeley. My daughter J is 20 and a third year student … Continue reading

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