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When Your Kids Make You Sweat

We spent the first part of this week helping our daughter get situated in her new apartment after spending the past year in South Asia. Unlike a couple years back, this time we did not have to move her furniture … Continue reading

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Less Me, More Me, All Jesus

My wife and daughter signed me up to run a half marathon with them. They knew full well that I’d never run 13.1 miles in my life, yet they did it anyway. But this is one of the Disney half … Continue reading

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Pine Trees, Palm Trees, and Taking a Walk Outside the Courthouse

The pine trees shade the walk as I step out of the courthouse, the fragrance from the needles amplified by the heat of the day. A short walk down the alley to the library and I’m now beneath the palm … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Look, A New You – getting the ultimate makeover!

Have you been thinking of adopting a new look in the New Year? Here are 100 years of fashions for you to choose from, decade by decade, all in just over a very clever minute: That look from the 80s … Continue reading

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If Your New Year’s Resolution Is to Live the Christian Life, Don’t Bother

When you belong to Jesus, your life is always pleasing to God because the Spirit of Christ lives the life of Christ in you and for you. I know, you think you need to resolve to do better, that you … Continue reading

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Clean Clothes On A Sweaty Body

A year ago we helped our daughter move into a new apartment. It was hotter and more humid than usual for the San Diego coast, but we couldn’t wait for better weather since her last year of university was about … Continue reading

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Walking Under Palms and Pines – just another California summer

The pine trees shade the walk as I step out of the courthouse, the fragrance from the needles amplified by the heat of the day. A short walk down the alley to the library and I’m now beneath the palm … Continue reading

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How To Live Ordinary Days In Extraordinary Ways

How’s Life Going For You? A few years back my son showed me the website My Life Is Average. If ever there was a celebration of the mundane, this place is it. People write about making soup, walking the dog, … Continue reading

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New Beginnings, A New Hope

May 1977 I sat in a darkened theater, one of the grand old movie palaces of San Francisco, and the black screen lit up with huge words scrolling from bottom to top, fading into the distance: A long time ago … Continue reading

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Modeling Clay*

Listening well is not one of my strong suits. It’s a professional requirement, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy. Whether at work or with friends, my natural bent is not steering me toward any Listener of the Year awards. Speaking … Continue reading

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