’Joice Back

Anne Lamott’s words smacked me in the head. “My pastor, Veronica, said yesterday that God constantly tells us to rejoice, but to do that, to get ’joice back, we need to have had joy before. And it’s never been needed as badly as now, when the world is hurting so badly, because joy is medicine.”…

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The Silence

For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth: … a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; … a time to keep silent, and a time to speak. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 5b, 7b I’ve been struck mute. I know you’ve noticed. I know I promised…

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{Re}check compass

This blog post was originally published on October 24, 2016. It’s still in the archives but I thought that bringing it back at this juncture might be fitting. Plus, it’s one of my favourite posts. Edited slightly for clarity. Several years ago, I read The Checklist Manifesto. One of the most interesting stories was the one of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed US…

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365 Again Words: {Re}start

In September 2018, I heard Noah Scalin speak on the Art of Innovation. To challenge his ability to perpetually create and to make a practice of doing innovation every day, Noah set about creating skull-a-day designed from found objects and published them immediately. I thought: If he can design a skull every day — I…

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{Re} check compass

Several years ago, I read The Checklist Manifesto. One of the most interesting stories was the one of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January of 2009. It seems an extensive checklist guided the pilot and crew to skillfully and ably land a plane in…

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{Re} lease: Time to let it go

I’m a little gutted. Beth Moore stole my thunder. The {re} prefix was all mine. Her voice is admittedly bigger than mine, and when she talks many people listen to her. In a world cluttered with Christian bloggers and writers I really didn’t think that mine could be heard. I kept my thoughts in confinement.…

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