God's garden

Heart + Mind + Soul

The people I hang with are almost always struggling with getting their hearts and minds on the same page. I know this but I want this. My heart tells me this, but my mind can’t figure it out. I see

God's garden

Heart + Mind + Soul

The people I hang with are almost always struggling with getting their hearts and minds on the same page. I know this but I want this. My heart tells me this, but my mind can’t figure it out. I see

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The Wisdom of Real Safety

“Instead of building fences, protect yourself by building friendships.”  – a Czechoslovakian proverb. God, thanks for my friends. May I work at building them up this week. Amen.

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The Wisdom of Real Safety

“Instead of building fences, protect yourself by building friendships.”  – a Czechoslovakian proverb. God, thanks for my friends. May I work at building them up this week. Amen.

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important things I learned from my mother

Thinking back, I was a strong-willed, hyperactive child. I was into everything, and willing to try anything. Even so, I did learn some important values and lessons from my mother. A few that come to mind: My mother taught me

strong willed kid

important things I learned from my mother

Thinking back, I was a strong-willed, hyperactive child. I was into everything, and willing to try anything. Even so, I did learn some important values and lessons from my mother. A few that come to mind: My mother taught me

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Forming a Line

   “What do you do?” She was cutting my hair at one of these express haircut places. I’ll call her Renee, and she’s in her forties, I think, with beautiful dark skin and eyes. Her hair is perfect, with a

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Forming a Line

   “What do you do?” She was cutting my hair at one of these express haircut places. I’ll call her Renee, and she’s in her forties, I think, with beautiful dark skin and eyes. Her hair is perfect, with a

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All God’s Children

All children of the world are beautiful, reflecting God’s image. I have had the privilege of traveling a bunch, most often to spend time with people who live in poverty. Everywhere I go I find the same searching eyes of

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All God’s Children

All children of the world are beautiful, reflecting God’s image. I have had the privilege of traveling a bunch, most often to spend time with people who live in poverty. Everywhere I go I find the same searching eyes of

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Jesus Played Baseball

I don’t want to miss it. On opening day, my boyhood heart returns. Thinking back, I remember cleaning my bats and oiling my gloves (as a catcher I always had at least two). I would lay out my uniform–from white

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Jesus Played Baseball

I don’t want to miss it. On opening day, my boyhood heart returns. Thinking back, I remember cleaning my bats and oiling my gloves (as a catcher I always had at least two). I would lay out my uniform–from white

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Relational wisdom

In my travels and studies, I have collected many proverbs of the world. They make me think, laugh, and pray. To wit: “Be slow in choosing a friend but even slower in pushing them away.” – Scottish proverb. Lord, you

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Relational wisdom

In my travels and studies, I have collected many proverbs of the world. They make me think, laugh, and pray. To wit: “Be slow in choosing a friend but even slower in pushing them away.” – Scottish proverb. Lord, you