Date With a Lion: coming home

“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord… For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.” Ps. 84 I’m here in Redding this morning because I have a date. A date with a Lion. My soul has longed […]

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Baby, Soothe Yourself: formative years

Here’s more context, backstory, for my rambles next month with Ruby. If you perceive me to be whining from time to time, I’m trying to be dispassionate. I’m not always successful. I realize that everyone I write about has their own stories, justifications – some warranted – for being as they were. It was what […]

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An Ephemeral Faith

This is deep stuff. Maybe deeper than you want to go. I don’t write to judge or convert you. Relax. I write to understand. You may not agree with me – I’m ok with that – but while praying for me is fine, sermonizing is not. He’s made some real progress with me though we’ve […]

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Samuel became King, we learned about trust

I drove to South Dakota several years ago to say goodbye to King before he passed and to meet my dear friend Dusty. That’s another story. – Teri The movie Black Beauty opens with the old horse content, lying in a green field and telling a classic tale of loss, sorrow, and redemption. “I remember […]

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Plan A: Faith Says Differently

Written after my unsuccessful 2014 bid for Ada County Commissioner, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Then Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. Ex. 33:15 In the news this morning, I heard Trump say that if he loses, it will have been a total […]

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All Is Not As It Seems: Trust and the National Day of Prayer

Woke up at 3:30 this morning. Couldn’t sleep. It seems America’s lost her way and things look pretty grim. But while they say seeing is believing, it isn’t always so. All is not as it seems. Today’s the National Day of Prayer, a day when millions call upon God to heal our land. This year’s […]

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