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Five disciplines of readiness for our times

  Approx. 6:30 min. I feel exhausted, from a long hot summer. Exhausted from the Delta surge. Exhausted from outsized weather events. Exhausted from news of countries blowing up, caving in, shaking down, falling apart. Exhausted from news of devastated landscapes, raging wildfires, earth-ripping rains, vast arid wastelands, desiccated waterways, dead fish, dead birds, dead… Read more »

Pax et bonum. Peace and all good.

Approx. read time: 2:35 min. It’s hot. I just wish summer were over. And it’s bone dry. I wish the rains would come. Smoke from wildfires somewhere, everywhere, chokes the upper end of the valley. The nearby Coburg hills are long-distance blue. But I’ve got deeper aches in my heart right now. I watch Afghanistan… Read more »

How I pray in times of trouble

Approx. read time: 1:55 min. I’m deleting a lot of emails these days. Dropping scheduled webinars from my calendar. Dialing down the newscasts. Turning off the radio in my head. Not because I don’t care about the pandemic, or elections, the economy, chronic hunger, where the church is headed, nor any of the other concerns… Read more »

My resilience statement

Approx. read time: 2:30 min. In this unrehearsed season which rattles every aspect of life, I share with you my practices and commitments, in the hope that they will inspire you to fortify your own interior resilience. My practices I pray, intercede, and give thanks daily, as I always do I practice prudent health and… Read more »

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