Category Archives: relationships

Hugging is back

When Chandler and I visited Anne Marie Ritchie last summer in Idaho, we held our arms open to each other six feet apart and said, “Hug, hug.” It was terrible. With Anne Marie’s French heritage, there should have been not … Continue reading

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OK in Christ

As if we needed one more reason to be divided. On top of huge chasms in politics, conservative and liberal philosophies, racial divides, and the ever-widening gulf between the haves and the have-nots, we now have a generational divide fueled … Continue reading

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Light candle in your heart

And his smile will light a candle That will burn in your heart. This will be my final journaling from the road with Chandler. It has been a monumental journey with incredible encounters along the way, but yesterday’s three-hour meeting … Continue reading

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California Highway 36

Today, we leave the town of Red Bluff, California and travel west for what our GPS says is roughly three and a half hours on California Highway 36, a little-known piece of the state highway system that passes through the … Continue reading

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Knowing what you don’t know

Chandler is a leader. He may not have all the tools, or know how to use them, but that doesn’t matter. He leads anyway by sheer will. I am also constantly surprised by how much he knows. He will enter … Continue reading

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Zooming with Jesus

For where two or three gather together in my name, I am there among them. Matthew 18:20 I met with a fellow pastor yesterday for about 45 minutes on a zoom call. I must admit, this pandemic is changing a … Continue reading

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Virtual relationships

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.” Genesis 2:18 Aside from the devastating consequences of sickness and death that this pandemic has wreaked on the world is something even more widespread that has … Continue reading

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Loving (when it’s hard to do)

If you read our latest communique, “The Bridge to 2021,” you are aware that we had to let everyone across that bridge from 2020 into the New Year. Nothing we could do about it. Sorry about that. We had no … Continue reading

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