Monthly Archives: October 2011

A One Month Writing Project

Good afternoon! The challenge before me is to start writing again. I happened upon an invitation to write with “abandon” which just so happens to start in ten hours – The National Novel Writing Month. While I don’t feel called … Continue reading

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And so we begin again…..

It has been a month of travel, but I am home now and ready to begin writing next week! Stay tuned – so many thoughts and ideas swirling around.  I remain solidly convinced that the only way forward in this … Continue reading

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Living life on a mission…..

Henri Nouwen brings us another thought on calling. When we live our lives as missions, we become aware that there is a home from which we are sent and to which we have to return. We start thinking about ourselves … Continue reading

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Sent into the world to entertain ourselves to death?

My previous posts on calling sparked some response which was encouraging to me. In this world of working with children at risk, the word “calling” often appears. I think it is critically important that hold this gently. We must walk … Continue reading

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What do you want?

Our pastor, Ricardo Salazar, is doing a series on the book of John. I like it when pastors dig into a specific book of the Bible and “chew” their way through – I appreciate the fact that he is pouring … Continue reading

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Friction that moves us toward God…..

Restlessness. Loneliness. Disorientation. At different moments the world shifts a bit and we feel the friction. Nouwen challenges us to lean into the friction, not work against it. The many contradictions in our lives – such as being home while … Continue reading

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Growing Up

I told them I would write about them, and so I will. I did a road trip this past weekend with four high school men – young men to be sure, but men, not boys. We’ve crossed over that line … Continue reading

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