loving life and letting go

For an anniversary, there was surprisingly little nostalgia or remembering.  Our single most significant conversation was about our future. 

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in defense of meetings

T. S. Eliot observed that we measure out our lives in coffee spoons. Actually, we are more likely to do it on an electronic scale. I put 12 grams of loose leaf tea in a beaker each morning. They use a scale at the coffee shop too. But my life is not measured that way.  […]

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only a picture

Our marriage easily becomes our idol, the thing we seek more than we seek God.  It is even easier for our expectations of our spouse to become an idol, the image in our head of what our spouse should look like or do. 

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how did Christ love the church?

Marriage was always a picture of Christ and the church, of His unconditional, self-sacrificing, sanctifying delight in His people.

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the peril of “reply all”

Here are some situations where ‘reply all’ is counterproductive if not downright rude.

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taking it to the next level

I reached level 64 today. I’m glad it’s a multiplayer game. It wouldn’t be as much fun or as rewarding if you had to play alone.

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of gods and boxes

We make our own sacrifices and worship our own gods, from materialism to social justice. We have our own talismans, always connected to our human conceit.

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for Josh, at 21

It’s not enough to avoid bad influences. You have to surround yourself with better ones.

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day camp

Service can be connected to spiritual pride, something we “do for others” that makes us feel good about ourselves. There was none of that with this group.

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help wanted

There were classes in science, math, English and Nepali, all based on workbooks and recitation. I would not have been able to study, with the amazing view outside the open windows.

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