Fine Tuning Easter

This week, my #1 concentration has been editing the completed manuscript for my new book, “Reaching Toward Easter”, which will be published later this fall as The Upper Room’s Lenten selection for 2012. I’ve shared before how some of the complex “conception to publication” flow-chart works. Well, this is one of the more interesting stages…

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Washed in the Water

Last night it rained in Valrico. First the breeze, then the lightning – a spectacular show – and finally a life-refreshing hour or so of sweet rain. This morning, when Scout and I set out at 6:30, the air was still clear, clean, and probably ten degrees cooler than yesterday. The stuffiness had been washed…

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A Teachable Spirit

Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart… (Psalm 86:11) The other day, interviewing a professional musician for a newspaper article, I posed the following question: “If you had the opportunity to take a sabbatical (at full pay), and to spend one year back in school,…

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Walk in the light

MONDAY MORNINGS, as I’ve said before, are always positive for me because of the impetus carried forward from Sunday. A great Sunday always seems to set up a good Monday  – and it’s always a great Sunday with my faith community at First Presbyterian of Brandon. Then, Sunday evening, I was privileged to spend a…

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Struggle the good struggle

“This is a struggle, yes, but it’s still life and it’s still charged with light and goodness and peace and the gospel of love.” Monday afternoon my brother I got together with my Mum, my Dad, and my brother, Geoff for a cup of tea at their home in Sarasota. Here’s the image I captured…

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Slowing Down to Get More Done

Sometimes when there’s extra work to be done I end up starting out by doing even less. I know it sounds absurd, and completely impractical, but running headlong into a pile of deadlines is probably that last thing I need to do if I want to effectively clear my desk. I absolutely have to begin…

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