Category Archives: Walking with God

What do you do when stuck in an old rut?

Stuck. In an old rut. I hate it when I find myself back in places of darkness or bondage, old patterns and reactions that used to run my life. And I found myself there again last week. Except this time, … Continue reading

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Why you may not be getting answers to your questions in life

I learned this lesson in the classroom. I saw how students could take in information and spit out the right answers. But I knew that wasn’t really education, and I wasn’t really teaching. One day during an in-service for teachers, … Continue reading

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Learning to say the most precious word in the universe

What I am going to say is so simple. A small child understands this. But for me with all of my supposed sophistication, it took me many years to get here. It happened suddenly on the back porch early this … Continue reading

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Live…from the scene of the crime

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How to change the world today…through delight

I have a good friend who grew up hunting. He loves the challenge of it, but more than anything, he loves being outdoors, in the quiet, away from the helter-skelter of daily life. So when his son was old enough, … Continue reading

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The one reason to do everything

Why are you doing what you are doing? This week? Today? Right now? It almost seems like a silly question. But underneath the apparent silliness is an ocean of chaos, darkness, and questions we would often rather not face. Here … Continue reading

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How the past can no longer trap us

Wow…40 years between these photos! So much has changed, and yet some things haven’t. For I may look like the photo on the right. But I have often felt like the one on the left. Especially this morning. Let me … Continue reading

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The vision that changed everything

Some time ago, I had an image presented to me. As I look back on it now, I realize it was a vision given about what I needed to be doing with my life. Although I cannot be completely sure … Continue reading

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What is your fear factor?

For me this last week, it wasn’t the fear factor. It was the terror factor. No kidding. Here’s what happened. Several months ago, my good friend, Carter Crenshaw asked my about the idea of dirt biking with his sons in … Continue reading

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What do you need to let go of?

I just finished reading Into Thin Air, the account of the tragedy on Mt. Everest in 1996. It is both appalling and riveting to read. I clearly saw how the obsession with summit fever can end in disaster and death. … Continue reading

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