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Christmas Cheer in Mid-February

We’ve got one episode left of this “season” of All Creatures Great and Small.  And while that’s a bummer, at least we are getting treated to a Christmas episode.  Here’s the preview: Beyond that, we’ve got the season finale of … Continue reading

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A Tiger in Winter

This week caught me off-guard in its unwieldiness.  Which means we are now three weeks into the semester and I still haven’t quite gotten my footing.  So today has been a nice respite: a good breakfast, a cool breeze, some … Continue reading

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Transformation and Change

I mentioned a few days ago that I had gotten Andrew Root’s new book in the mail.  I’m about 50 pages in now, and it’s presenting a good challenge.  The folks at Outreach Magazine recently posted an excerpt from the … Continue reading

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“Upon Further Reflection”

This time last week I was wrapping up a mini-retreat at a hotel a little closer to the water.  It’s the second time that I’d done it this year.  The first was earlier in the school year, when I was … Continue reading

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Screwtape and the Spiritual Life

I’ve been on a C. S. Lewis kick these last couple of months.  It started with finally getting around to reading his Reflections on the Psalms.  Definitely not the book I thought it would be, but brilliant nonetheless.  Then I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Is This the Way?

It’s been a good day for new comics in the Sunday paper.  I’ll get around to sharing a couple of other examples throughout the week, but I thought this week’s FoxTrot was definitely worth sharing today. We don’t really get … Continue reading

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Midweek Moment

Veterans’ Day was yesterday, which made for an interesting break in the middle of the week.  It often feels like normal work weeks are hard to come by, but a midweek day off feels a bit like a mid-week weekend … Continue reading

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On a Break

So I inadvertently took a break from posting for most of last week.  Last Wednesday was packed.  Classes, meetings, mainland phone calls, groceries, yard work, helping move furniture: by the time I was done with the day, posting an entry … Continue reading

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The Problem with Perfect

There’s this moment in every season of Big Brother where they have a “double-eviction” night.  They basically run two weeks of game play in one evening.  From an audience perspective, it’s intense.  From a player’s perspective?  I can’t imagine. We … Continue reading

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The Better Offering

I don’t follow many online newsletters, though I do like the comment.  I follow Matthew Anderson’s because he regularly talks through “Christian ethics” in a way that doesn’t happen as well as often.  One of my favorite parts of his … Continue reading

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