August, 2015

“Get up and win that race!”

“Get up and win that race!”

As I was listening to a friend’s story to help him find the vein of gold that runs through his life, I remembered a poem that a mentor gave me years ago.  I thought that God had brought this to my memory for my friend’s sake, but I later discovered it was also for me.  Maybe, primarily for me. Because it has been so meaningful to me over the years, I want to share it with you....

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Fashions and Outfits, Fads and Beliefs

Fashions and Outfits, Fads and Beliefs

When I was ten years old, bell-bottoms flooded the fashion world like a tsunami. They were everywhere, but my mother wouldn’t let me wear them. (Her lame excuse was something like, “You shouldn’t be a slave to fads.” I think she just disliked them.)   Children always tell their parents that they are the only kid at school without an “X”: a cell phone, an iPad, or a personal...

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The Hard Edge of the Good News

The Hard Edge of the Good News

Last week, a delay by God disappointed me. It also shocked me awake like smelling salts.   For ten years, I’ve wanted (and waited) to write a book on hearing God. Last month, I finally finished it. And I’ve paid a professional to edit it, commissioned an artist to design it, and found a proofreader to fine-tune it and a marketing expert to promote it. I originally planned to publish...

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