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The House that Built Me

The House that Built Me

I know they say you can’t go home again… I just had to come back one last time. There are places in our lives that are sacred. Call it spiritual geography,...

In the Bleak Midwinter

In the Bleak Midwinter

We all know the song about the Twelve Days of Christmas. I even had my math students do some fun math problems about the song this year, calculating the...

Lenten Wanderings

Lenten Wanderings

This past weekend, I flew south to spend two quick days accomplishing two important things. The first was to see my best friend – as pastors and parents,...

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

“As we keep or break the Sabbath day, we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises.” – Abraham Lincoln I spent...

On the 5th Day of Christmas

On the 5th Day of Christmas

This year, I put up my Christmas tree ridiculously early – two weeks before Thanksgiving, in fact. I was ready for Christmas, and like the child with...