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Being with… the importance of presence

The power of being present has been on my mind quite a bit lately. That solitary sentence has existed in isolation in a draft post for months. It’s still true, so I thought it was time to dust it off and hang out with it for a while. What originally spurred it? I’m no longer […]


I want to go to Haiti. I believe God wants me, and a whole lot of other people, to go and be his physical presence doing all sorts of tasks.  From the moment I learned of the devastation in Port-au-Prince, I was wrecked. The people of Haiti lived a largely subsistence-level life before this earthquake […]

Stop biting each other!

Believers, Christ-followers of any denominational and doctrinal stripe – I’m talking to you. And me.  Stop it. The whining.  The complaining.  Really.  Before you speak, or type, another word about: a devotional practice or church tradition you have never participated in and therefore believe it must be specifically prohibited by scripture a politician or government […]

Guest Post: Rambling Candor on Ash Wedensday

From time to time, an online friend, fellow Christ-follower, and Mets fan, named Adam Roberson will send me an email about something that God has put on his heart.  I asked him if I could share this one with you.  I think he should have his own blog to share these things! See if you […]

What’s the point of Ash Wednesday?

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our […]