Cari and I visited her Mom last week and took some deep breaths meanwhile. We were both working still but sometimes its nice to work remotely. Some of the views reminded me of a great film set in Montana from 1992. A River Runs Through It was an immediate classicContinue Reading

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Been pushing hard the last few days preparing for and then giving two teaching webinars. This afternoon I took a long, much needed walk to savor God’s beautiful creation, to be renewed, and to pray for transformative results from offering my best on the topic of loving our neighbors, especiallyContinue Reading

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From my journal (December 28th, 2019) “I’ve been muttering to myself these days, deep in thought as I prepare to preach tomorrow in Jerusalem. Again I’m deeply humbled by the invitation and also a little gobsmacked…like what in the world can I share to encourage the faithful saints who live underContinue Reading

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Bethlehem is on my heart a lot these days. We have the special privilege of being there for Christmas real soon and plans are coming together to visit friends–Christian friends, Muslim friends, Jewish friends, Palestinian Muslims and Christians, Internationals. There’s a lot more to this demographic map of peoples weContinue Reading

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When things seem dark I remember the truth of John 1:5 (“Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has NOT overcome it.”) from scripture which is an advent theme really. It’s a foundation for my thinking and way of approaching life and all our efforts in peacemaking. It’s aboutContinue Reading

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