Monthly Archives: October 2009

the palm of His hand

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beautiful day

Three friends and I are heading into the mountains for a 24 hour retreat… I am amazed at the colors on the trees… The beauty of the creation…

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been a while

regular readers know that when the blog goes silent, its cuz I’ve allowed myself to get on the overwhelmed side of scheduling… I have…

I just posted a comment by Al, and his words spurred a response from me about (what might be called) following Jesus in faith and reason… check out the comments on “Capitalism”…

I’m heading out on a 30 hour retreat with a couple of guys in a few minutes… I go on this retreat hoping to connect more deeply with the Lord as I prepare for my next trip. More about the trip in the days and weeks to come…

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one week to go

and I am IN the heartland!

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pray for Sweet Anna

Hey you praying folk… would you pray for my beloved Sweet Anna? FRI update from airline: her flight to Seoul landed on time! Pray that her bags made it and for her to get over the HUGE jet-lag that 13 hrs gives you. THX!

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mountain music

I listen to Radio IQ all the time. BBC world service while shaving in the morning and in the afternoon when going from place to place. In mid morning as I am heading from one meeting to another, I sometimes catch part or all of the Diane Rhem Show. Yesterday I was packing Sweet Anna’s bags for her trip and I was intrigued by the interview of Ralph Stanley who hails from Southwest Virginia. There are bits of what he calls Mountain Music and stories of his background. It takes you to a time and place that are far different from the here and now. Indeed, I have roots back there near Southwest Virginia and I suppose this is why this resonated so much with me. Perhaps you would find it interesting, perhaps not… give it a listen. For those teaching ESL, I think that portions of this could be interesting to listen to and discuss.

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