• Posts Tagged ‘growth’

    making mistakes

    by  • January 26, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Over the past few weeks I have been editing a book manuscript for someone I don’t know. When I grade student essays, I know whose paper is in front of me, which colors how I both read and comment, but this time I am not being asked to teach, only edit. The hardest part,...

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    advent journal: good to grow

    by  • December 7, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Sunday night I went over to the Pinhook, one of local bars, for the Fifth Birthday Celebration for Bountiful Backyards, our friends who helped create our little urban foodscape at our house. They do awesome work and I was happy to go and celebrate with them. The other reason for the evening is they...

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    on the road to find out

    by  • December 28, 2009 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Even though I went back to work on the second day of Christmas, I’ve been thinking more about what Christmastide means. Once we get to the manger, it seems, we find it hard to stay for very long. As far as the culture goes, our economy can’t afford for us to have too long...

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    this day after

    by  • December 27, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It was some time after seminarymy best friend, Burt, got married,and then a few more years beforethey had a child. I remembercalling one day; he answered,saying he was lying on the bedlooking at the baby. I asked,“Do you ever look down and say,‘You’re going to stay here?’” Something about this day after,this morning beyond...

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