Archive for July 2019

Living in the “heat”

I was born and raised in Arizona. So, I generally don’t mind the heat. As a kid, we’d play outdoors in the middle of the summer. If we got thirsty, we’d go to the garden hose and take a drink. There was no such thing as bottled water. Now, the water that first came out…

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Haunting Thoughts

I’ve got a quick exercise for you. Close your eyes and think through the past 24 hours. Think schedule. Think about people. Think conversations. Think about work. Think home. Think commute. Think about sleep. Think about laughter. Think of tears. Think fears. Got it? Ok. Open your eyes and quickly write down who were the…

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Addiction

I’m always looking for a good read. Recently my daughter suggested I read the book, Irresistible by Adam Alter. My first thought from the title was, “it must be a fascinating book about me.” Just kidding. It was a compelling and convicting book about the seductive nature of technology and social media. I didn’t like…

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A Great Privilege

I’ve had the privilege of being a pastor for a bunch of years. I’ve got to tell you, spiritual leadership on any level involves a range of emotions…good, bad, happy, sad, concerning, heartbreaking, joyous, hopeful and tragic. It wasn’t too long ago that in the morning, I sat at the bedside of a friend in…

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Survival Skills

I’ve heard it several times that the strongest of our instincts is survival. I guess that makes sense. It’s kind of fun to browse Amazon looking at all the “survival books” are listed. “How to survive a global disaster.” “How to survive a biological disaster,” “How to survive a camping trip,” “How to survive a…

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