Category Archives: personal journey

checking in, pushing pause, turning the page

leaning into the challenge. today marks the end of my first 6 months on my new job. there were multiple times during the first couple of months when i had serious doubts i would make it, but around the first … Continue reading

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my grown-up Christmas

for the first time since i moved to kansas in 1979, i did not wake up today (Christmas morning) at my parents’ house. it’s quite possible i have experienced selective amnesia on this, but i’m pretty sure it’s true. actually, … Continue reading

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boys will be boys (published at youthspecialties.com)

from the sandbox to the construction site, being male is often associated with a natural spirit of trouble-making. you don’t have to be on john eldridge’s mailing list to recognize that there is an untamed energy that is uniquely masculine. … Continue reading

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big boy pants (doing hard things)

i have a full time job. for most of my marriage to rene, i haven’t been able to say that. but it’s finally true! on august 2, i start in a position as a “youth specialist” at a facility in … Continue reading

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diminishable me: an open letter to myself at 19

hello andrew. greetings from… yourself… in the summer of 2010. yes, i know that sounds weird. i thought about sending myself (you) back in time, but then i remembered that the terminator movies haven’t come true yet. no time travel … Continue reading

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andrewburden.com

I know I’ve mentioned my “personal” website on Facebook and/or Twitter before. But, I’m kind of proud of how things are turning out over at andrewburden.com as I have now migrated from iWeb format to WordPress. The section/slider “ministry” is … Continue reading

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the key to passion (remembering dana key)

I was saddened to learn early Monday of the passing of Dana Key, guitarist and singer for the legendary Christian rock duo DeGarmo & Key. Even though I was just reconnecting for the new week, somehow I broke the news … Continue reading

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i’ve reached the century mark

I was going to post something profound, but then I thought, nah. Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down… This is my 100th post, if you count all forms of my blogging efforts over the years (including … Continue reading

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not one atta-boy, but three

Before I even got out of bed this morning, I caught up on email as I reengaged digitally to start a new week. I found that I didn’t need any eye drops to get my eyes moistened as I usually … Continue reading

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