Something Special

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'” (CSB – Read the chapter)

We live today in a world in which changing jobs is a fairly regular thing. It is not uncommon, though, for people to change not merely jobs, but whole careers. There are literally millions of job openings around the country today because people are quitting their jobs at a record pace in order to get a new one somewhere else making more money. The whole country is feeling the effects of the chaos this is causing. Historically speaking, though, this idea of not doing one thing your entire life is new. It is becoming rarer and rarer to find someone who has pursued one path for an entire lifetime. It is even more unusual for someone to do that well. Milestones like that are worth acknowledging. This morning, we are taking a detour from our journey through Hebrews because I have one such milestone in particular that I’d like to share and celebrate with you. Today is the 40th anniversary of when my dad started practicing law.

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Looking Up

A little something different for you today. Today is going to mark the very first time that I will be publishing something I didn’t write. That is, today will be my very first guest submission. Today’s post comes from a source rather near and dear to my heart: my 11-year-old son, Josiah. Josiah was recently tasked with writing a short story about the Revolutionary War following a class field trip to King’s Mountain State Park just across the border in South Carolina. The result was – all natural bias to the side – outstanding. In fact, it was good enough that I thought I would share it with you in this format. The attached audio is his reading it. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Without further ado, here is “Looking Up” by Josiah Waits. 

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A Little Something Different

So, even as I sit down to write this, I know that it’s going to seem like fishing. Rest assured, it’s not. I usually try not to bring any more attention to this than I can help it. But this is a day for reflecting so here goes nothing. Today I grow another year older. Rather than our usual meditation on Mark’s Gospel, I thought I’d do something just a bit different and reflect with you on a few lessons I’ve learned over the years. Lord willing I’ve still got many yet to go, but here are a few things I’ve learned so far.

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What I’ve Learned…

A little something different for you this morning. Yesterday’s post was the final post from one of the Minor Prophets for a little while. I have finally made it through all twelve of them. When I first started this journey last August with this post, I knew that I want to spend some time reading them closely because I hadn’t before. I figured it would take a few weeks at best. Here we are almost exactly a year later. For me it has been an enriching one and I hope that’s the case for you too. This morning I wanted to reflect with you for just a couple of minutes on what I have learned from it all.

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Constantly learning and organizing

So I write…a lot.  And I’m still a learning, work-in-progress when it comes to this whole blogging thing.  Pacing when it comes to managing a blog is a learned skill with a bit of a curve to master.  There’s a balance to it.  If you don’t publish enough, you won’t keep people around long enough to get invested in what you have to say.  But, if you publish too much, you wear people out and overwhelm them to the point that they give up on you.  As your email inbox or Facebook feed may have clued you in, I’m not likely to fall victim to the former challenge.  The latter, however…well…I might possibly lean in that direction from time to time.

With that in mind, I’m going to try something new going forward.  I’m going to dial back posts to just three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  On each of those days there will be a combination of Morning Musings and Digging in Deeper posts.  But now, instead of having so much pressure to read right away because the next wave is coming, interested readers will have a bit more breathing room before the next set of posts will run.

Prayerfully, this will be a bit better a pace both for you, my faithful readers, and also for me, the verbose writer.  Thank you for coming with me on this journey and learning with me as we together explore how the Christian worldview serves as the nexus for all of life.  If you like what you are finding here, sign up to follow this site at the bottom of the page and share it with your friends.  Together we can build a community here that grows day by day (okay, well, three days a week for now) to not just understand, but live out of the life that is truly life.