Tag Archives: John 4

Stop chasing your ball

My dog Beaux is a slave to tennis balls. He will chase and retrieve a ball as many times as I throw it. He can be sleeping, eating, or chewing a bone. If he hears the sound of a bouncing ball, … Continue reading

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Leave your jar

John 4 tells the story of Jesus’ unlikely conversation with a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. It was an unusual interaction because: 1) she was a Samaritan and Jews did not talk to Samaritans; and 2) she was a woman … Continue reading

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Water, water, every where

The year is 1986. I’m a junior in high school in my first period English class. It was here that I fell in love with literature and writing. One pivotal assignment was to read The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. … Continue reading

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Stay thirsty my friend

I’ve been thinking about thirst and being thirsty. Hydration has become ubiquitous in American culture. For example, I’ve watched athletics change from my high school football days where water breaks were minimized because it meant you were soft to watching … Continue reading

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Beaux’s bouncing ball

My dog Beaux is a slave to tennis balls. He will chase and retrieve a ball as many times as I throw it. He can be sleeping, eating, or chewing a bone. If he hears the sound of a bouncing ball, … Continue reading

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Mud bath

John 9 teaches us about one of Jesus’ miracles. As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man … Continue reading

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