Category Archives: Reflections

The One Rule

There is only one rule of any real value, and it is this: That one must first demonstrate mastery of a rule before one may earn the right to break it.

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Done Unto Others?

No one who performs a miracle in my name will soon be able to speak evil of me. Anyone who is not against us is for us. If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the Only Way?

My late wife, in her final years, was fond of pointing out that the parabolic shepherd is the one who does the seeking; the sheep merely wander and get lost. In Jenn’s case, it was certainly true that Divine Perseverance … Continue reading

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A New Day

On one morning each year, the arc of the rising sun passes in just the right place through the bare January tress so that its first rays fall upon the chair in which I sit to read. It so happened … Continue reading

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Our “18″ Days in Scotland

What follows is a more-or-less realtime journal of this month’s travels to Scotland to celebrate our 18th Anniversary. 18 days abroad! Right now we’re on layover at Frankfurt before heading to Aberdeen.

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Crazy Stories

The other day I got an email from my friend Peter. Reading your blog has rekindled an obsession with a childhood memory, one that I have only told two other people in my life about: my sister and my mother.

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The Great Insurance Panic of 2016

To the elders at Harambee: When you have lived on TPN for 11 years as Jenn has, every year brings new insurance coverage and home-health supplier issues. This year’s transition has been absolutely brutal.

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A Christmas Letter

December 25, 2015 Leavenworth, WA My dearest Wifelet, I write with a divided heart. On the one hand, the Christmas Eve we shared last night was perhaps the most unique and memorable of my life; on the other hand, it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Sexuality, Sin, Intolerance, and Waiting on God

I originally posted the following as a Note on Facebook, thinking that a civil conversation in my “virtual living room” might be possible. I was sadly mistaken. If you elect to comment here, please do so in a constructive manner, … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Pain

Be forewarned: what follows is written from a very personal and biased perspective, and is not at all intended as normative discourse or prescriptive therapy for others. It may even come off as self-absorbed, blindered, and off the rails. So … Continue reading

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