Category Archives: Relationships

As We Forgive Others

The Joseph story in a nutshell: Joseph is the favorite son of 12 sons. Joseph gets away without doing the work his brothers do. Joseph gets favorable treatment. Joseph interprets dreams.   In one dream, Joseph tells his brothers that … Continue reading

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Walk Not to the Left or the Right

In his book, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman recounts a story of an American soldier in Vietnam. His platoon was hunkered down in the rice paddies locked into the heat of a firefight with the Vietcong.   The rice fields in Vietnam are … Continue reading

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God Smack Fear with Hope

Before seminary, I worked for American Express. There was an occasion where I ran across some software that would make what we do more productive. I presented it to my boss and he said go ahead and order it.   … Continue reading

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The Friends Called Faith and Trust

The first summer after Suzanne and I married, we went on a vacation visiting the five national parks in southern Utah. Out first stop was Moab. Back then we just looked for motels with vacancies. Today we don’t go anywhere … Continue reading

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No One Is Really Free

A year or two ago there was a clergy wellness focus at the annual diocesan clergy conference. We were encouraged to have our spouses also be part of the Mayo Clinic wellness system. Suzie did this. But in order for … Continue reading

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We Are Family

The last book in C. S. Lewis’ fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia is called The Last Battle. If you are not familiar with The Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan is a lion who is Christ. Tash is an evil being. … Continue reading

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Christ Calls Us to Use More Than a Hammer and Nails

Did you know that Batman lives in Michigan? Mark Williams was arrested when he was found leaning off of a hardware store building, wearing a batman costume. Maybe he was a hammer and nails kind a guy. As part of … Continue reading

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