Tag Archives: San Diego

“Let them be kids”

“Let them be kids” In the late 1800s when he was just 8 years old, young Meriwether Lewis was helping to run the family plantation. It is said that he would set of into the woods on foot for days … Continue reading

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Button pushers

Button pushers Child 1: You hit my foot. Child 2: You were trying to kick me. Child 1: That’s because you pushed my seat. Child 2: I didn’t actually touch you. Child 1: Stop. I’m serious. Just stop. Child 2: … Continue reading

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Finding our way

Finding our way Proverbs 16:9 says, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” At the outset of a journey, like graduating from high school or starting a new career, this is a difficult principle … Continue reading

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What’s the point? Finding your calling

Finding your calling Of all the works of God’s creation, I think ecosystems are the most beautiful. Ecosystems bring together the living and the non-living into complex relationships that are balanced precariously but exquisitely. I live in what ecologists here … Continue reading

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What’s the point? Made to worship

Made to worship Camping in San Diego County is usually not a particularly chilly affair, even in winter. It was January and my oldest son, Ryan, and I were camping in the nearby mountains. His Cub Scout pack was attending … Continue reading

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What’s the point? Discovering our purpose

Discovering our purpose Last night our church put on a steak dinner, really just an excuse to get as many men together as possible for a couple of hours. And since men seem to be biologically incapable of turning down … Continue reading

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All who are weary: Be present in the moment

Be present in the moment He says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 The busier our lives get, the more important it is for us to intentionally set aside time to sit quietly. Experts say we … Continue reading

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