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  • A Dream Like Mine

    I spent the weekend in Brussels for the third weekend of Forge Training, got back, fixed my bike so I could cycle down to Leeson Park for prayer and worship night with Icon. So I had a bunch of things swirling around in my brain as I went to sleep.  I don’t think any of […]

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  • Random Thoughts on a Tuesday

    Around mid-May I was asked to share on an upcoming Sunday at the church Liz and I are part of, Icon Community. I was excited to do it, but I stressed about preparing it far more than I should have. And I spent more time on it than I should have.

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  • Hero’s Journey : Jerry and Christy Shannon

    Over the past couple of days I’ve written about the hero’s journey. I wrote over here a bit of a summary of that journey , and then here about the cost of making judgements about people who are in the midst of chapter 2.

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  • 5 Costly Mistakes of Judging Those Who Suffer

    Who sinned, this man or his parents? You may remember the story. Jesus and his disciples are walking along and see a man who was blind. In fact he had been blind from birth. So they ask Jesus “Whose fault is it that this person is blind?” “Did his parents do something that caused him to be born without sight, or did he, somehow, do something that brought this about?”

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  • Peeking at the Last Page

    The Hero’s Journey seems to keep coming up for me lately. Although I’ve been aware of the idea of put forth by Joseph Campbell, it has come up at least 3 times in the past few weeks. I was listening* to the book Rising Strong, by Brené Brown and she brought it up. Liz and […]

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  • Guess What My Job Is In A Parallel Universe

    I’m coming to grips with the fact that I am a writer. (I desperately want to clarify that statement in so many ways, but as hard as it is for me, I’m going to let it sit there as it is.)

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  • The Day My Parents Tried To Give Me Away

    About 45 years ago I had lost about half my hearing...and in getting my hearing fixed, I almost lost my family.

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  • thinking about sundays

    I have had a weird relationship with Sunday church services for a while. Up until the last couple of years in Ithaca, an ever increasing amount of energy, effort and people-hours went into putting on the Sunday morning worship gathering. And we got pretty good at it. However, as our time there came to an […]

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  • Getting My Irish Drivers License…well almost

    This morning I cycled up to the NDLS Centre (National Driver License Service) in Clare Hall. I cycled, because although I passed my road test last week, there were couple more steps for me to take before I receive my license. Those steps are now done, and probably next week sometime my Irish Driver’s License will […]

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  • Non-Servant Leadership

    I was listening to a podcast by Scot McKnight yesterday about the Bible. I got a lot out of it, and I’ll share the link below. Part of the conversation reminded me of something I haven’t thought of in years, but was a key moment in the life of our church in Ithaca. During the […]

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  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    For most of us really listening is hard. While we’re pretty good at talking…listening is much more of a challenge. I’m sure you’ve had the experience of talking with someone, and being able to tell that they have already figured out what they are going to say once you stop talking, and are now simply waiting for […]

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  • One More Introverted Post

    I was 31 years old when I took my first Myers Briggs. I had just begun connecting with the Vineyard Church and at one of their leadership events I was handed some bootlegged copy of a MBTI. I filled out all the questions, tallied my scores and had absolutely no idea what the letters INTJ […]

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