Advent’s Invitation

  I wrote this poem in 2006 and I post it each year at the beginning of Advent…mostly for myself. By this time in the year my mind is often noisy. I have become impatient and entitled. I have been swept up into the pace of Christmas and it’s trappings. So read ahead if you’d […]

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Can I be honest?

  Rarely am I a brave writer. I hedge my bets and worry about what people think. I shy away from pulling back the curtain even though I know I overestimate my scope of influence. While I type, edit, delete, retype, delete, repeat, a litany of what-if’s flash through my mind, the most haunting being, […]

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Interruptions

Chances are you checked your calendar this morning making mental notes of your meetings and appointments. You probably have an idea of what your day will look like. And if you’re like me, you don’t always welcome interruptions. I was reading a story about Jesus this morning from Matthew 9. He was approached by a […]

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Tourist vs Pilgrim

  Yesterday I posted a letter from an Arab student on Facebook. It was his response to a note I wrote a number of years ago and hid in a place called the Abandon Meander in the Paria Canyon. Several guides know where it is and read it to their trail mates when they pass […]

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