Category Archives: daily grind

I am small.

How can a person be born again? Nicodemus once famously asked. Try moving to an entirely new context and, as a full-grown adult, learn a new language and new customs.  Enter as a baby.  A college-educated, previously independent… baby. How … Continue reading

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Life Plans

I’m a firm believer that a comic can be pithier and deeper than a philosophical quotation or dissertation.    

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Pining

Joshua Phillips on Instagram Oh Holy Night is an Advent song, a traditional hymn proclaiming the goodness and fulfillment of Christ’s coming.  Sing it at Christmas, shelve it for the rest of the year. It seems oddly appropriate for Lent, … Continue reading

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Didn’t go as planned / Expect the unexpected

Amtrak is always a gamble.  Some trips are smooth; other trips, no matter how prepared you are or what you planned, turn out to be something wholly other.  This post is a mediocre comparison of my Amtrak trip for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Look Up

I love this comic strip.  One of the perks of being more thought-oriented is that when my heart feels afraid, overwhelmed, or sad, my brain can step in and remind me of what is true.  Sometimes the reminder really helps. … Continue reading

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Live the questions now.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot … Continue reading

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My boy Oswald wrote…

“Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.” John 20:2 “Give Me to drink.” How many of us are set upon Jesus Christ slaking our thirst when we ought to be satisfying Him? We should be pouring … Continue reading

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