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The Meaning of Life

I don’t usually get choked up over doctrinal statements. But the first time I read this summary of the purpose of human life drafted by the Westminster Assembly, a gathering of English and Scottish clergy in 1646, something in me … Continue reading

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Thank You, God, For Not Making Me Handsome!

I discovered when I was young that I loved everything to do with storytelling. I wrote poems, short stories, songs, and created such poignant scenes in front of the bathroom mirror that I swear it cried. (Well, I know I … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

I considered my smallness, and said, “Lord, I am nothing. Who am I that You should even notice me?” And a still, small voice answered, “You are the one who asks the question. And that is not nothing.  It is … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Fear

     “Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as those who do not know the meaning of life, but as those who do.” ~Ephesians 5:15

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The Power of Story

“Tell ‘em there’s power in Story,” the old gnome whispered. “Power ter heal and power ter hurt. Tell ‘em ter use their stories ter heal.” ~from The Wishing Map The above quote is the tagline for my life and the … Continue reading

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Don’t Follow Your Dreams

I’ve learned a few things in my [insert largish number] of years on this planet. Perhaps the most important is not to follow my dreams. Does that make me sound like a glass-is-half empty kinda guy? Actually, there’s a part … Continue reading

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Priorities

“Hack away at the inessentials.” ~Bruce Lee “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” ~Stephen R. Covey     “Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open … Continue reading

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