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Eagle’s Flight – still working – 4/21/14

I seem to be getting older. And for me as a working adult, that means I’m not as quick at learning new computer languages as I was. I’m not as eager to jump in and do a quick competitive programming experience needed to join Facebook. I failed the Google interview test, because I didn’t know terms now taught in CS courses. So it becomes increasingly up to me to figure out how my experience can be used in the job marketplace. Fortunately, I have made friends through the years who respect things I’ve done and look out for me. Fortunately I continue to draw closer to God who has promised to provide and opens up new perspectives and opportunities for me to walk in. Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – the way – gaps – 3/1/14

Gaps There has been a gap as my poetry has taken a back seat recently to the temperature rising at work. I’ve had some successes with building tools that solve problems that engineers appreciate and still use after years. And … Continue reading

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Eagle’s flight – the gathering – healing – 12/16/13

I have been given the gift of healing. And I’ve even prayed for some people (and myself) to be healed, and on several occasions it has worked in a significant way. But I don’t do it very much. It’s not very well accepted in the circles I frequent, and I’ve not found a way to bring it in so that it gets more than ignored as a curious bump in the road. Continue reading

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Eagle’s Flight – the gathering – loved – 10/24/13

we love
because God first loved us
how does God love me?

how did I learn to be loved? Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – on guidance – 5/30/13

I’m a pusher of paradigms. I enjoy looking into the ways we think and the ways we think we know what we know, and how that guides what we do and who we are becoming. After years (lots of years) of listening to people praying in churches, I realized that our prayers, our conversations with God were often geared to protect ourselves from disappointment. We weren’t really sure if God was listening so we didn’t really ask anything. Our prayers went something like, “please heal this person ….. but if you don’t, give everyone peace about it”. As a father, I would be disappointed if my young child never expressed what they really wanted, so I decided to learn to ask, and to learn to listen and walk out what I heard. Its been at least 20 years since that decision, and I’ve found that God / the Holy Spirit / Love is the best teacher / coach / mentor ever. This One is gentle when I’ve asked, but lets me know when I’m wrong or lost. After the first two years of working on this, I realized I got the same answer 80% of the time. It was, “You’re asking the wrong question”. Continue reading

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endings and beginnings – on faith – 5/23/13

faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
faith says, count it a joy when you experience trials, for that produces patience
sometimes faith is a “just trust me” from friend or foe, king or lord
and I wonder how my experience of faith fits in with all the things I’ve been told. Continue reading

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ah, to walk the way (1) – 12/28/12

As Christmas winds down, and is put away, I am returning by chewing on my scriptures to pull me back into the everyday. I am surprised to find a resonance with the psalmist of 119, who knows what’s good for her, and has a deep desire to walk it out, but can’t be relied on to stay with it, to keep the commands. She* keeps asking for help, and so do I. Continue reading

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A Cup of Cold Water – 3/15/12

In my school and work training, the largest emphasis has been on understanding how things work, from a scientific – mathematical perspective. And along with that comes ideas of measuring and knowing facts about things, so I have something to work with. And there is a strong tendency to declare that this rational thought process is the highest and best sort of knowledge. But I have had to unseat this pretender to that throne, as I realized that there is a higher (and lower) sort of knowing in loving one another, seeing another for who they are, and connecting with them on a personal heart level. Whether it be a friendship, a marriage, a working partnership, or even a creator-customer relationship. The most important parts of a relationship can’t be measured fully well. They involve trust, and compassion, and forgiveness, and patience, and delight. This heart knowing both supports and covers over and completes my scientific ways of knowing and it starts with recognizing who someone really is. Continue reading

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today’s word … – 3/12/12

The wilderness is an interesting place to walk through. Many times it is quite beautiful and peaceful. It is usually work to remain there, and go about the business of living well. Sometimes it is a workout, perhaps quite intense. I find the workplace to be such a wilderness. In some ways it seems to call out the best in me, and other times it seems to want to attack those very things. Yet I’m called there, and so I remain. Continue reading

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Judgment – 3/6/12

On a trip to India (to outsource my job) a few years ago, I found myself immersed in number of old cultures that I was trying to carefully pigeon hole, in terms of what they believed and why they acted the way they did. I found I was measuring them by my culture and sets of beliefs. And it was getting in the way of my getting to know the people. I decided that it was more important for me to get to know and enjoy the people I was with than to measure their beliefs and systems by my (incomplete) understandings of my own. I wasn’t going to “judge” and “set straight” these belief systems that are thousands of years old, in my 3 month stay. Continue reading

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