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Resolutions for 2015

I am a big one for new years’ resolutions. Every year, I make up a list of things I want to accomplish in the year; nearly all of them are habits I want to establish. To ensure that I’ll succeed … Continue reading

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Tent of Meeting

Within my tent, the thin nylon walls undulate, billowing with the gentle early morning breeze that is still wrapped in darkness. Just enough chill seeps through the fabric to challenge my camp heater, which stirs the drafts with warmth. Inside, … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

I recently read Wendell Berry’s “The Long Legged House” and “A Native Hill,” both of which examine the connection of author with place. Berry chose against placing himself in New York or other career-advantageous places and determined instead to return … Continue reading

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Only Scraps in the Book

As I was leafing through the scrapbooks that record my childhood, It struck me that we unfortunately record only the “high spots” of our lives–mostly birthdays and Christmases–and don’t take nearly as many pictures of the days that actually make … Continue reading

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Write to Worship

Almost always, our areas of talent and skill correspond with our areas of passion; that is, what we do well we also tend to enjoy. Usually success at something spurs on our interest, in a self-perpetuating cycle of improvement. As … Continue reading

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Thinking about Prayer

Circumstances in my family’s life lately have resulted in more prayer, heightened prayer, more intense prayer. What follows are some of my thoughts on prayer: what it is, what makes it work, different ways to think about prayer. Prayer is … Continue reading

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Writing Cabin in Summer

[picture is of Warren Pond, with cabin obscured in summer] In this season, the trees are thick with foliage, obscuring the opposite bank. Through the trunks, however,  I can see easily to the bottom of the ravine, where a nearly … Continue reading

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