"Some Believe in only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found.  It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.  Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins?  Perhaps because I am afraid; and he gives me courage."  J.R.R. Tolkian. The Hobit

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Everything I Learned about Foster Care I Learned from My Dog

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Everything I learned about orphan care I learned from my dog. The morning of my fortieth birthday I was told by my family to sit down in our living room with my eyes closed. The excitement in the voice of my kids told me this gift was a going to be good. I opened my eyes to a small bundle of...

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Mission as movement from Benefactor to Bearing

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Ten years ago I wrote on the Missional church for a seminary project. At that time, the term was not prevalent in the lexicon of the evangelical waters where I was dipping my toes. A decade later the term Missional is so fashionable that much of how I understood the term originally has been...

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Alcoholics Anonymous and the Church

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One of my favorite authors is Frederick Buechner.  He is a gifted wordsmith and offers insights into the Christian Life, which both challenges and comforts. Below I am providing an excerpt from one of his books, Whistling in the Dark; a doubters dictionary.  I think he...

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