Category: The Life-Charged Life

Where Beauty = Holiness

If, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! – Romans 5:10 (NIV) Well I’m back from the family reunion… but not really. Rebekah drove on up to Connecticut with Naomi and Craig and I’m…

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Vacation – Ahhhhhhh

This blog is taking a ten-day break! I might possibly post on vacation, but I’m not sure if we’re even connected. So, here’s my ten-day message for all my readers. Peace Blessings Grace Hope Love “Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and…

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Big, life-charged, news!!!

Well, this is exciting! The design folk at Upper Room Books have unveiled my latest book cover! Yes, I am very pleased. I had been wondering as to when it would be appropriate to share this with my friends. But then – this morning – I took a look in the Amazon bookstore and, evidently,…

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Faithful By Design

July 1… the beginning of the second half of 2011. Or, in a business-model sense, it’s the third quarter. Time, no matter how you look at it, for a review of some the important details. First off, I’m amazed at the rush it still gives me when I see my name, an article, or my…

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Dog Blog

I have a writer friend who let’s her dog, Jack, post on facebook a couple of times a week (I guess it would be more accurate to say that she helps him post on her facebook page). Jack certainly is adorable, and he shares pithy slices of wisdom – “Jack’s Tips for Healthy Living” –…

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Adding our own charge to life

Sunday morning I got a great lesson in the connection between what we choose to do and how we feel in general. In fact, I got two. The first was the improvisational rock prelude I did with the Praise Band before 8:30 worship. I already wrote about this in advance (Friday’s post, “Rock-‘n-roll, baby…”), but…

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Rock-‘n-roll, baby…

It may well be true that I am backed up, over-commited, pressed up against some hairy deadlines and seriously behind in two-three big projects. But, and this is fundamental to the life-charged life, I also understand how critically important it is that I maintain some  balance. If not, then how could I possibly begin to…

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Launching a life-charged summer

Back when I was a school teacher I loved June-August for many reasons. I never taught summer school because those few weeks were  an amazing opportunity to spend time with my own children. Lots of family “field-trips”, state parks, bike rides, beaches, the neighbor’s pool, museums, board games, books, picnics… and very little in the…

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When sick is a full-time job

Yesterday I got up uber-early to head up to Gainesville with my brother, Geoff. He had an 8:30 appointment with the transplant specialists at the Shands Medical Center. His clinical day, Monday, was Shands in the morning then Moffitt in the afternoon and lots of time on the phone with the Miami transplant center in…

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