The Hard Road from Church to the Kingdom of God, Part 2

The Hard Road from Church to the Kingdom of God, Part 1

My Two Big Questions  Now that I lived on the outside of church, two questions mocked me.  The first was how to explain all the good things and good people in church. This was a problem for me because leaving was the kind of extreme step that would be in order if I had been…

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The Hard Road from Church to the Kingdom of God, Part 1

The Hard Road from Church to the Kingdom of God, Part 1

The Mysterious Presence Ever since I was a little boy, I have felt a mysterious Presence. I felt it traipsing across the hills of the Palouse with my dog, Brute. I heard it in music. I felt it in my family. I touched it in the wilderness of Idaho, where I spent summers backpacking with…

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Let Your Ragged Edges Shine!

You're a work in progress. Shine!

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to share myself unless I have everything all tidied up. Nature isn’t like that. She is always in progress. And she is always glorious. Your unfinished self is all you will ever have to share. Stop insisting that everything be perfect and let your light shine!

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