Tag: purpose

the ministry of light

By the tender mercy of our God,     the dawn from on high will break upon us,  to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,     to guide our feet into the way of peace.” – Luke 1:78-79 When morning gilds the skies my heart awakening cries: May Jesus Christ be…

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lost in space, found in eternity

(NOTE: the two photographs of Niagara Falls are included to illustrate the infinite volume of time and eternity, pouring steadily in a torrent of experience, and new information, and consciousness, and possibility) The Big Picture So yesterday evening, walking the dog, I found myself looking deep into the heavens and thinking about the vast scope of…

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reason to get up in the morning

“For I want you to understand what really matters…” – Paul, Philippians 1 This morning I’m heading out the door fairly early, so just a short post for today. AGING: I’ve been listening to a series of TED-talks on the aging process (NPR’s The TED RADIO HOUR). It’s been an interesting discussion, and there are a lot…

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Why I write: a true story…

For me, the chief purpose and end of my writing is to communicate encouragement and good news. (Yes, I understand that writing is art, and that art can exist for its own sake, even if nobody ever sees the finished product; and I “get” that art is its own validation.) To some extent, then, I know that…

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meta-commentary: a post about posting

For the second time this week, I’m sharing some comments about writing. I guess this makes today’s blog entry a meta-post; an example of meta-commentary, of writing about writing or communicating about communication. What I’m really interested in, beyond the writing part, is the larger idea of communication. That’s the primary reason I’ve started my…

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God’s big plan for the world

DELETE: Hmmm. I just highlighted about one hour of careful writing, paused for a moment, then hit “delete.” There was nothing intrinsically wrong with anything I wrote, it simply didn’t go anywhere. A little like life, sometimes, to be honest. You know what I mean. We can chug along, going through the basics of day-to-day…

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