Category Archives: Growth

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

Nothing Compares 2U

Do you remember the song Nothing Compares 2U? It was written and composed by Prince for The Family, but was later made (really, really) famous by Irish recording artist Sinéad O’Connor in 1990. Here’s an excerpt from the lyrics. It’s been so lonely … Continue reading

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Stop, drop, and study

Ocassionally when reading the Bible, a phrase so captures my attention that I must stop, drop, and study it (if you’re of my generation, I bet you remember being taught to “stop, drop, and roll” if you ever catch on … Continue reading

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Inigo Montoya

I am the world’s expert on my own shortcomings (okay, my wife probably wears that dubious crown, but I’m in the top two). Because I’ve made a careful study of my thoughts and actions over a span of four decades, … Continue reading

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Bridging

I just heard a new term I like very much: bridging. The context is trying to make sense of what we’re taught in the Bible as it applies to our daily lives. The objective is to make sure that we’re … Continue reading

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An apricot tree in Pleasanton

I completed an internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the summer of 1996. My wife and I rented a 1960s era home in nearby Pleasanton, CA. My favorite feature of the small property was an apricot tree in … Continue reading

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Unbreakable windshield

I have a short reading assignment for you. As you read, look for the wind. 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went … Continue reading

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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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