Category Archives: Parable of the Talents

So unique…..

I had a chance this summer to speak with a fun group of high schoolers, and together we explored this notion of spiritual giftings. I think it is critically important to remember that our gifts were given for the common … Continue reading

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What are you holding in your hands?

As readers of this blog space will remember, we have spent quite a bit of time considering the Parable of the Talents – you can follow those posts from the category on the right. I had moved many of those … Continue reading

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Look to your feet…..

I do believe I’ve posted these words from Buechner before, but they are worth pondering again. This is a twist on the Parable of the Talents, a reminder that in the end it is the walking, the investing, the risking … Continue reading

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Thankful in all things…..

It’s easy to be thankful for that which is easy to receive, far more difficult when we enter the realms of deep pain and intense suffering. Are we to be thankful when life doesn’t turn out how we had envisioned? … Continue reading

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Family is a gift…..

Have you ever held a one hundred year old hand? It is a gift to be able to do so. We’ve been thinking on this parable of the talents, and it occurred to me in the mayhem of this family … Continue reading

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Plant Sequoias…In Celebration of One Hundred Years

We’ve been so fortunate in our family to have two great grandmothers reach the one hundred year milestone. Truly amazing to spend time with such grand ladies and to somehow touch all the life they have enjoyed across so many … Continue reading

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The gifts of our children…..

Good morning! I found the book To Own a Dragon by Donald Miller at the library. I love libraries by the way. Do you have a library card? Do you use it? Check out this quote and its relation to … Continue reading

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When we need to remember…

Ricardo’s sermon on the parable of the talents paid close attention to a key thought – todo es de Dios, everything comes from God. And sometimes, God needs to help us remember that. Abraham’s walk up the mountain was to remember. … Continue reading

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The creative best…..

I imagine the one thousand seemed particularly small in light of the doubled five and the doubled two. Diminished greatly in comparison to the others, but perhaps atrophied as well. Capacities clamor to be used, and cease their clamor only … Continue reading

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Chewing on a bone…..

I think sometimes you have to chew on a story the way my dog Bwana chews on whatever he can find. He’s persistent. In the dark of the night, he finds all matter of unusual things to gnaw – my … Continue reading

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