Monthly Archives: January 2008

intentional solitude

intentional solitude

we should crave it for it is there that we meet the King…

I asked a friend something like this yesterday…

“what would the relationship between you and your girl-friend be like if your emphasis on time and intentionality with her was like the time and intentionality you give God?”

well???

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court field trip

I helped with a field trip to the UVa Law School today where students were jurors in “trials.” It was interesting to discuss with them how their decisions were as much about the lawyers presentation as it was with the facts themselves. This raises one concern and one relief. The concern is for those people who go to court with an unskilled attorney. I am relieved that God is, as Romans tells us, a just judge. He sees the facts of who we are and what we do objectively. He deals only in the facts. He knows I am depending solely on the work of Jesus.

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light at Notre Dame

Continuing to think about Epiphany, I was seeking inspiration for a post and saw this pic that Joanna took Christmas night in Notre Dame…

I love lighting candles for specific people and offering a prayer for them and then giving that prayer to God with the candle as a symbol of the ‘lastingness’ of prayer… kinda like when the Hebrews used incense as a sweet offering of prayers up to God…

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Epiphany

The bringing of light.

Jesus said that he came to bring light to the whole world. He loves the whole world.

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Paris: the beginning and the end of the trip…

Here’s some pix to prove I went: Sweet Anna, me and JOanna sneaking in… this is Christmas day just after we had checked into the hotel… this was sighting one of the Tour de Eiffel… one of about three thousand, six hundred and forty-seven sightings…

This is six days later on New Years Eve at the end of the Champs-Eleysees where there were reportedly 400,000 of us, whew, it was quite cramped! The blue vans in the middle ground brought in police in roit gear…

But it wasn’t the sights, the food or the wonderful (no kidding) cold weather that made this holiday great, it was being with the family. Here we are on the 26th or 27th atop the Arc De Triomphe – you can barely see the Tour de Eiffel just to the right of us above my shoulder…

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