More Presence

“Dear Lord, please give us lots more presents under the tree.” — Ezekiel Our Christmas tree is still up. And at some point E realized the tree still had room for presents. So why not ask for more?! He skipped right past me and Meg, even past Santa… straight to God. It has been a […]

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Understanding

Meg and I were discussing our leaders and the Ivy League. Graduation does not guarantee brilliance. But as we discussed, I wondered the exact list of Ivy schools. Was Stanford? A google searched revealed the Ivy League was not an academic qualification, but an athletic league. Of course it goes back to sports — quintessential […]

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Purpose

The internet can be a terrible place, but it can also be delightful. Take this week’s inauguration and Bernie Sanders. Amidst all immaculately dressed he arrived with a envelope in hand and huge wool mittens. Twitter said it was as though the inauguration was just one of the day’s errands: see Biden/Harris sworn in, drop […]

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Rule

*** This blog sparked a conversation in light of recent events and I was asked if God would lead us to break our nation’s laws. I address the question after this blog. (see ***Nation’s Laws below) “No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the┬áLord.” — Deuteronomy 23:3 “They […]

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Doves and Pigeons

“Pigeons and doves share certain features which is why there is no strict division between them.” (from the wonderfully titled pigeonpedia.com) What is the difference between a dove and a pigeon? It seems a dove by any other name would be a pigeon. But, honestly, does a pigeon smell as sweet as a dove? Doves […]

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