Category Archives: Growth

These blog posts provide growth opportunities in our relationship with God.

Taste and see

Babies explore the world with their mouth. Given a new object in his or her little fist, it goes directly in the mouth. For a first child, this means constant cleaning of all toys within reach. For a second, occasional … Continue reading

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I’m a drawing

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer who famously viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. He was quoted as saying: Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. This observation served his lifelong pursuit of preserving important moments, 35 … Continue reading

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Is hope good or bad?

What do you think about hope? Good or bad? Because I am an optimist, hope is natural for me. However, it’s actually a controversial topic. In fact, there are those who believe it is dangerous and destructive. Here are a … Continue reading

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Tunnel vision

In high school track my favorite race was the 400m. I loved the challenge. How long can you run as fast as you can? There was no time to coast. In my experience, this race is won in the first … Continue reading

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Collision course

Let’s imagine that we have an air cannon that is able to shoot projectiles, like the t-shirt cannons seen at sporting events. What do you think would happen if two of these air cannons were aimed exactly at one another … Continue reading

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Load sixteen tons and what do you get?

I grew up in Kansas in the 1970s so country music is part of my heritage. Although it’s not my preferred genre today, I have favorites from my youth. One of those is “Sixteen Tons”. It was written by Merle … Continue reading

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My purge

The word “purge” always captures my attention. It is an action word. It suggests suddenness, almost violently. A purge is an event; it is noticed and has significant ramifications. In government, political leaders will purge their party, and sometimes entire … Continue reading

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