The Call

Born when I was, I did much of my growing up in the 60’s [I remember a bit of life in the 50’s, but given my age, nothing before the advent of me seemed too terribly important]. As an emerging teenager, I was impacted by the rhythms and the engaging

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Caught With No Excuse

A few years ago I had occasion to drive to a Christian retreat center just south of Sumas [I would have taken a deep breath and captured a lung full of Canadian air had I not been in cow country]. It was a lovely day and unlike former forays north

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Open Our Eyes Lord

Things, all sorts of things, are not always as they seem. Sometimes they are quite different than we imagine and we miss the truth that lies behind or within them. So it was for the father of my brainy friend [so much nicer term to use than nerdy, don’t you

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Passing the Examination

I had a friend when I was a middle school student [we called it Junior High] who was both intelligent [smart] and very clever [very smart]. In many ways he was the epitome of what today we might call a “nerd” but by all accounts he came by it honestly:

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Always Be Prepared

  The United States Peace Corps has been in existence since 1961, serving in seventy four countries of the world. People from all walks of life, from college students to retirees, volunteer to offer their skills in areas of agriculture, business development, community development, education, environment, health, information technology, and

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