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Justice for your city (repost)

Originally posted May 2011 Several years ago, I visited my friend, Sarah, in San Diego. Sarah worked as a Social worker with Catholic Charities at the time, and was aware of the resources that the city had to offer. One … Continue reading

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Justice for your city

Several years ago, I visited my friend, Sarah, in San Diego. Sarah worked as a Social worker with Catholic Charities at the time, and was aware of the resources that the city had to offer. One sunny day we were … Continue reading

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I think I learned my lesson

Thanks for all of the comments and feedback in last week’s post about the J.O.Y. rule. It seems that really resonated with a lot of you. I like the conversations that it generated outside of the post as well. It’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating new seasons

Another Wednesday post, and it’s my Birthday! Two great things in one day. I love growing older. Life really is like wine, it gets better with age. I don’t know who first said that, but I’m sure it was someone … Continue reading

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Ideal v. Real

“This split between the ideal and the real is one of the major reasons Christians struggle. The church often stresses such high ideals that many people feel they can’t be human and still be Christian — an incredible belief when … Continue reading

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Conflict

When conflict happens in my life, it seems to come in waves, and from all sides. Financial, relational, professional, personal. Conflict starts to hit, like a hurricane, one of those areas, and then continues to attack the other three. Not … Continue reading

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A Prayer

It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that … Continue reading

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On being content

Contentment. What does that mean? The writer* of Ecclesiastes spends a lot of time discussing contentment. Over and over I read that “life is meaningless” yet still the writer manages to convince me that there is purpose and enjoyment in … Continue reading

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In Parts. Four.

Part 4: Home? Yesterday’s post was on homelessness and my wandering over the last few months. Now I get to tell you about part 4 of my transition. The last update that I sent before starting this 5-part..um..series, I was headed … Continue reading

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In Parts. Three..

Part 3: Homeless When I left the country in February, I also moved out of my residence in East Nashville. Although I would only be gone for six (ish) weeks, I knew that I could not afford to pay rent, … Continue reading

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