Category Archives: Growth

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

A year’s wage

Let’s look through a window in time to view an unusual scene. It happened nearly 2000 years ago in Bethany, which is east of Jerusalem in Israel. Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had … Continue reading

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Join the Bones Brigade

While Oxford, KS was definitely not a hotbed of skateboarding innovation in the late 70s and early 80s, I still had a board and I remain a fan of this era’s pioneering creativity. I was recently watching Bones Brigade: An … Continue reading

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Wear the uniform

I spent my youth to young adulthood taking great pride in putting on athletic uniforms. Oddly, my sock requirements were unusually important and specific. In baseball, I had to have the high stirrup socks. Anything else was unacceptable. In basketball … Continue reading

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Connect the dots

While walking with my wife and talking about our now nearly-grown children, I was reminded of connect-the-dot pictures. What fun! As a child, I enjoyed starting with a series of numbers and dots and, by the simple act of connecting … Continue reading

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Heat seeking missile

Maverick and Goose.  If you’re my age, those two words evoke a distinct memory. I can’t remember exactly, but I think the 1986 film Top Gun was probably my introduction to guided missiles. A heat seeking missile use the infrared (IR) light emission … Continue reading

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She’s in labor!

I married my wife in 1995 when we were both in graduate school at the University of Florida. Christine got pregnant in 1998 just as I was finishing my PhD (she completed her MFA in 1996). I remember the night … Continue reading

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Parts out the door

In manufacturing, the daily, relentless, requirement is to get parts out the door. We must finish the job or the doors don’t stay open for long. I’m a finisher, some might even define me as pathological in this pursuit. Once … Continue reading

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