How Do You Know God?

“The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God. We are dealing with somebody we made up.” Rob Bell I recently encountered an interesting question in Brent Cunningham’s blog: “Does God really ‘forget’ when He forgives?” For me, Brent’s article prompts another question: “Do you […]

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You Have To Climb The Hills

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: 115 miles YOU HAVE TO CLIMB THE HILLS In cycling, […]

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Rose Colored Glasses

Note: This article is a regular Friday feature that’s also posted at SetFreeToday.com You are what you think about all day long. Dr. Robert Schuller Do you see the sunrise or the clouds? A rule of thumb for providing feedback maintains that ten affirmations are required to balance one criticism. I don’t know whether ten […]

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Shine or Shrink

Never allow what you cannot do to interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden Whenever I speak to a group about adversity and dreams, I try to communicate the principle of REALISTIC OPTIMISM. I use The 8000/2000 Principle as an illustration.

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Jesus In An Orange Jumpsuit

Do you REALLY believe what you believe? Next week I’ll speak to a group of inmates at the county detention center. I addressed a similar audience about a year ago, and I still cannot escape the haunting impressions from that visit. As I spoke to those despondent young people I felt like I’d wandered into […]

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Be Your Own Engine

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: 108 miles BE YOUR OWN ENGINE One of the great […]

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Grace Has Found Me

Grace has found me. Grace will lead me home. ~ Sarah Kelly Sometimes I feel like a slow learner. Do you ever feel like you just don’t quite grasp a concept? You read about it, talk, write, and pray about it, and you think you’ve got it all figured out, but then you look at […]

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What Can I Do?

How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. Bob Dylan Another senseless slaughter in a place dedicated to peace—a church, a school, The Holocaust Museum.

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Covenant And Community

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe I’ve been thinking a lot about Chris Guillebeau’s insightful analysis of What Makes A Community? We all live, work, and play in a variety of communities, and I guess I’m especially interested because my efforts to contribute via […]

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