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Riding the Rapids

We were tubing down the Frio River many years ago, and our then 5-year-old daughter was going over some rapids that made her really nervous. She was bouncing her around on her tube, and she was not in control. We … Continue reading

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Water leak!

We discovered a water leak in our yard this weekend. When we looked at the water meter, the dial leading to our house was spinning wildly. We did the math, and we had used 74,000 gallons since our last bill. … Continue reading

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Water Crossing

We went hiking over Christmas break, and had a few places where we had to cross a stream. It’s always a challenge in the winter. Even though the water is low compared to the summer months, you still have to … Continue reading

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Standing in awe

Today, I’m going to share a friend’s reflection of an experience in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful God moment: The boat is big. We climb the twelve foot ladder in late afternoon drizzle. The captain says, “Sit down, get ready, here’s to a bumpy ride,” … Continue reading

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Don’t lose your head

This weekend, the homily included a story about a woman whose son had fallen into the water off a pier. After he was rescued and returned to her, she complained that his head was missing. The priest went on to discuss … Continue reading

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What do we leave behind?

A couple weeks ago, I discovered a structure left at a local waterfall as I went for a morning stroll with a friend. It’s a neat little piece of architecture that rises out of the water, and looking at it on … Continue reading

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Good fear?

“Fear can propel you into action like no other emotion.” A friend of mine said this as we talked about my Bible study, Be Not Afraid. I generally think of fear as preventing action, but then I thought of my … Continue reading

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Bad Things

Do you wonder why God allows bad things to happen? Or maybe even if God makes bad things happen? It’s a tough one, isn’t it? I believe that sometimes things just happen, or God lets them happen because there must … Continue reading

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Floating

  Have you ever thought about the difference between belief and faith? I generally use them interchangeably, but when I was asked to explain it, I realized that even though are closely related, they are really quite different. Belief is … Continue reading

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Water from the Well

  This “woman at the well” thing has come up for me a couple times in the last week. As a refresher, Jesus is at a well in Samaria, and meets a woman coming for water. They start talking, and she … Continue reading

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