Monthly Archives: February 2013

endings and beginnings – faith? – 2/15/13

On a walk, years ago, I heard God say to me, “man does not live by expectations alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”. It was a strong lesson, a dawning realization that my expectations are not the same as God’s calls on my life. Sometimes it takes little shocks to the system to tell the difference. Continue reading

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endingsbeginningsendingsbeginnings – 2/21/13

A new job will do this to you. There is so much to learn, so many things to be done.
And increasingly, internet time, fully connected time is taking over all our lives. I’m listening now, for a new heartbeat. In the midst of my corporate work, I’m striving to call out giftings and to build a connectedness that we may work well, together. Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – the practice of little deaths – 3/14/13

I’m almost done reading (and marking up) Brueggemann’s, “The Prophetic Imagination”, and I’ve become even more convinced that God’s cycle of life of growth, death, and new life is repeated throughout our lives. And as I practice my little deaths, I find that death is not so much a covering over and forgetting, as it is an acceptance and closure and a re-opening to new life. Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – next town – 2/7/13

Sometimes I hang on to things a bit too long, and it makes it difficult to move on from where I think I am to where I need to be going next. Where I’m called to be going next. At times, I think of myself as a box that contains who I am, when perhaps I’m more like a river whose flow is intended to run free and clear, not dammed up to capture and hold things who’s time has past. Continue reading

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