To Everything There Is A Season

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. My dad passed away about one month ago. I haven’t said much about it to anyone, mostly because I’m not quite sure what I feel about the whole thing. Dad and I weren’t really close. No animosity, just distance […]

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Sign Up Or Show Up

God doesn’t want us simply to sign up. He wants us to show up. Pastor Dary Northrup I’m kind of a “sound bite” guy when I listen to sermons. I seem to recall the central points of a message when I can distill them into a single statement. This notion of “signing up vs. showing […]

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Compass Or Map?

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) Yesterday I wrote about Substance Or Style. I was struck by how frequently Christians get caught up in style and forget substance. At times we all become immersed in form and doctrine and liturgy, and we lose sight of […]

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Substance Or Style

If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else. Yogi Berra There’s not much point to “living on-purpose” unless we actually have a purpose in mind. It’s one thing to actively choose responses rather than simply reacting to whichever way the wind happens to blow. But how do I choose? What are […]

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How To Be Remarkable

Happy Saturday! If you’re new to THE CRAZY QUEST, you may wish to read about it here. Basically, I’m tracing my journey as I attempt to answer the question: What would you do if you didn’t know you couldn’t do it? This week of training: 117 miles HOW TO BE REMARKABLE As a cyclist, I […]

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Never Give Up

Peace is not the absence of trial, trouble, and turmoil, but calm in the midst of them. Don Meyer Last Saturday my wife suggested that we should coach a youth baseball team together. I scoffed at her idea, a violation of marital etiquette on the same level as choosing a lawn mower for her anniversary […]

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Wishing Away Days

Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it. Ralph Waldo Emerson I had a great conversation the other day with my friend Annette. I was […]

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Why Not Celebrate?

Happy Saturday! If you’re new to THE CRAZY QUEST, you may wish to read about it here. Basically, I’m tracing my journey as I attempt to answer the question: What would you do if you didn’t know you couldn’t do it? This week of training: 147 miles WHY NOT CELEBRATE? The more you praise and celebrate […]

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Jesus And Efficiency

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke Have you ever considered the limited time Jesus had on Earth? The central figure in all of history […]

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