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    lenten journal: threat landscape

    by  • April 5, 2019 • america, fear, hope, lenten journal • 2 Comments

    This week, I had to do an online training for work on cyber security. I was five or six screens in when they presented the “threat landscape.” The Oxford dictionary says the word threat finds its roots in German and Old English words that mean oppression, grieve, and irritate, which is an interesting combination....

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    lenten journal: context

    by  • March 10, 2019 • america, community, lenten journal • 2 Comments

    This morning before church I read more of Seven Thousand Ways of Listening by Mark Nepo. He talked about how being on a snowy road one night sent him into a memory about his father. Nepo said, “When I returned to the snowy road, I wasn’t sure which road I was on.” Reflection on...

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    approach . . .

    by  • December 31, 2018 • america, community, hope • 3 Comments

    For many years now, my Facebook post on New Year’s Eve has been a line from a Counting Crows song: long December and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last . . . . I began to realize that next year never seemed to come through. It wasn’t...

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