Tag Archives: sacrifice

dispatches from beyond the comfort zone

day 1 – monday aug. 2 oh boy – here goes nothing. at least i didn’t get lost, although the gps took me some bizarre way through an unmarked gate. i think i better write down the directions from people … 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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eating as a sin

Sometime over the course of the last few years, my mom and my sister became vegetarians. My aunt (mom’s sister) does not eat red meat, nor does she eat foods with added sugar (i.e. sweets, etc.). So where else would … Continue reading

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holy anger and other goals

Yesterday in our first combined mission team meeting with our friends at Christian Fellowship, the kids worked with sections of a prayer of St. Francis I hadn’t heard before. We have always encouraged the kids to memorize the well-known “Prayer … Continue reading

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going off the grid

It’s that time of year when I get asked if I gave anything up for Lent. Basic small talk in many of the circles I run in. It tends to be somewhat awkward for me, because it’s been a long … Continue reading

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counting the cost

Whenever I drive away from Lifetime Fitness around the northwest corner of the lot, I see the nowhere-near-finished heart of the high-end shopping center Corbin Park. Von Maur, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a smattering of other standalone stores are up … Continue reading

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