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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