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O (tiny) Tannenbaum…

Editor’s note: (Oh wait, that’s me)… This post is a week later than I meant for it to be, but I think it’s still worth a publish. 🙂

Oh, mercy. This is going to be one of those sappy sentimental Christmas-y posts.

Yes. Yes it is. Just thought I’d warn you before you click the “Read more”. If you don’t want to read a bit of sappiness (get it…? Tree? Sap?? HA!), check back later. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 15, 2009 in Life Happens...


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Four reasons I am really happy right now

Observe the happiness.


Okay, so maybe it’s kind of hard to observe, but that’s because I’m busy downing the contents of that coffee cup, which leads me to the first thing that’s making me really happy: Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on November 29, 2008 in Life Happens...


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Forty Days – Looking Back

A funny thing, this fasting business. Forty days, come and gone, and I find myself to be a collection of mixed emotions.

Forty days is quite a long time. But I can’t believe it’s over already. Part of me feels like I should still have, say, a week left to go. But I’m glad I don’t have a week left. If you’re not tracking with me, don’t worry; I’m not entirely sure what I’m talking about, either. Read the rest of this entry »


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Voting for Righteousness

So Mike Huckabee has been taking off in the polls lately, seemingly out of nowhere. I still don’t know a tremendous amount about this candidate, but so far, I like what I hear. I am much less scared of him than I am some of the other front-runners, let’s just say that much. Let me also qualify that it is not my intention to endorse him here. You know, ‘cuz… with my huge reader base and all, I’d better be pretty impartial. Okay. So it probably doesn’t matter. But I want to state right off the bat that my intention is not to say who to vote for. I just want to say that I think this post will be relevant to you no matter who you like the looks of at the moment. I think it’s terribly relevant to this election.

The reason I am inspired to write yet another political post (gasp… I know), is because of some headlines I’ve been seeing lately. Windows Vista comes with a sidebar that runs different news headlines, which is actually pretty helpful for me. (By the way, yes, I did just say “Vista”… all you Mac or XP fans can keep your comments to yourself. ;)) I’m generally really bad at keeping up with the news, and this way I at least can see if something important is going on.

ANYWAY, I’ve been seeing articles lately of influential Republicans commenting on Mike Huckabee. He’s starting to actually dominate in some states. The word from these folks? “Whatever you do, don’t nominate him!” One person predicted that he would “implode”. The other one insisted that the Democratic party would pretty much eat him for lunch. So the basic gist of the situation is this: A lot of Republican voters are loving what Huckabee stands for. Bigwigs in the Republican party are saying that that doesn’t matter, because he might lose the election to a Democrat.

I can understand how this would be a bit of a professional conundrum. After all, you want to nominate someone who will actually win. But if the person you nominate is so far from his party’s value system that a large percentage of the people don’t want to vote for him, that’s a problem. And from a Christian perspective, if the candidate compromises on key moral issues, then that’s a big problem.

I want to share a dream I had a little over two years ago. It seemed really random at the time, but it’s feeling more and more relevant to me now than ever. I feel like I want to share it with you all for what it may be worth to you. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 16, 2007 in Intercession


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It’s a Snowy, Thoughtful-Like Day

We got several inches of powdery, fine snow last night. It’s been way less dangerous than our recent ice storm (which, thankfully, melted off Thursday).  The roads are definitely less than ideal, though, so I’m planning on doing minimal driving.

Today,  we normally have our Word of Life Bible study. However, after watching several cars fail to make it up the hill in front of my house, I decided not to ask my friends to try and hazard the drive. We canceled. I took my time to get ready for the day, preparing for our team’s home group… which, per a call from my worship leader, also was canceled. An email went out a couple of days ago saying that our normal NightWatch staff meeting was canceled. So Saturday, which is normally one of my busiest days of the week, is now wide open until my regular hours at the prayer room tonight. Which gives me some time to sit down, drink an egg nog spiced chai (YUM… yes, I’m at Higher Grounds right now), and just think… Read the rest of this entry »


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