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Are you successful?

Are you successful? It  was an ordinary day on Facebook when this picture appeared in my feed and grabbed my attention. Amid the regular rhythms (school run, work, cooking dinner) and the irregular rhythms (Pinterest, new outfit) of my day,…

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Learning how to Learn part 2

My cycling apprenticeship involves 3 disciplers. First there's my too-cool- for-preschool girlie. She's learning too, and she is totally committed. She's determined, refuses to be underestimated.  So even though she wipes out in the dust and cries twice, it doesn't…

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Seven

It was the 22nd June 2004 when we arrived in the "concrete jungle where dreams are made" ready for a new missionary adventure. After plans and prayers, dreams and details we'd finally made it to the USA. Standing in Times…

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The Father’s Song

Father's Day has always been a reflective time for me over the years, a wondering what might have been, thoughts of gratitude for fathering moment from far flung sources, and a smile for the One who has always been. Bittersweet.…

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And so Lent begins…

Jesus was taken into the wild by the Spirit for the Test. The Devil was ready to give it. Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. That left him, of course, in a state of…

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Lessons From Adversity

I recently listened to great podcast where Brad Lomenick from Catalyst interviewed Malcolm Gladwell. Lomenick asked Gladwell if he would add any new observations on success to those he captured in his fantastic book Outliers. Gladwell said that  upon reflection, he wished…

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Thinking about Redemption.

So after thinking about Transformation, now I can't stop thinking about redemption. Transformation is incredible enough, but understanding redemption expands its significance. The Biblical understanding of redemption was steeped  in the culture of the day. To redeem was to buy back…

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