25 Feb 2009

oversold

I don’t hawk things in my writing – at least, i haven’t so far. And I’m not really starting to now. But I came across a great short film that touched me deeply and made me think that readers here might appreciate it. It’s called “Oversold,” and is a modern-day depiction of the book of […]

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17 Feb 2009

beauty for ashes

To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion–to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit–that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, […]

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10 Feb 2009

divorce

You might have noticed another badge along the sidebar of the site; it’s from Family Dynamics Institute. Divorce happens. It’s a sad fact of life that I wish wasn’t. But it’s been going on for thousands of years and is in no way a “new thing” or an American condition. Jesus recognized that Moses set […]

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03 Feb 2009

celebrating small victories

We saw our therapist last night and although it’s wasn’t an earth-moving experience, it wasn’t a bad one, either. At his suggestion and encouragement, I’m about to chronicle some small achievements and victories – because they help us keep perspective and feel like the meal we’ve before us (an elephant) is going down, one bite […]

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