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shhh...the world's a gritty place

Embrace the Sand

Note: With spring break looming and multiple children playing (and adults watching/helping) in the zen garden in my office, I was reminded of my tumultuous relationship with my inner critic (Little Richard, but not *that one) and sand itself.*  I’ve got this little problem that I think I hide...

The best effort of one of my children.

Whispering the Sacred Songs – Intentionally Crafting Community

Note: I was reminded of this post from over year ago after thinking about why we say the Lord’s Prayer together every week in church. We encounter people in our midst every week who feel ostracized and alone. We have the salve of grace and presence to offer in the...

Who needs parents to read? Everyone for themselves.

I Forget

Remembering I used to attempt to force myself to be overly productive on Mondays. I felt, I guess, that now that the weekend was over and the worship had concluded I could get back to “work”. Now, I let myself sit and breathe a bit more on Mondays, recovering in...

Skate Rental Sign

Only If You Can Skate

Photo credit: click from morguefile.com ***Thanks to Jill, my lovely wife, for helping to tighten the metaphor like an old pair of skates.*** I sometimes wonder if there wasn’t a bit more subtext involved when Jesus talked about children. Maybe in some “original manuscript” (trademarked 32AD United Fund for Fundamentalists)...