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Sweet Miracle of our Empty Hands

Christian Ministry is not an expression of the overflow of grace in one’s own life; it is, instead, the pursuit of grace in one’s own suffering and in the suffering of others.

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from LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane

I burned through this, his tenth or so novel, in a few nights.  I was immediately captured by the opening paragraph.

“Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlin’s feet were placed in a tub of cement.   267 more words

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Truth with Flesh and Bones

The best stories, the stories that we read and enjoy and learn the most from, are those stories give truth feet and legs and hands. The greatest stories are true stories, not true in the sense of… 513 more words

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Dustin's Health & Fitness Articles of the Week - 4/6/14

Top 5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working – A study in 2010 “compared two groups of overweight non-smokers on calorie restricted diets for 14 days. One group clocked 8.5 hours of sleep per night, and the other logged 5.5 hours of sleep per night (which the authors point out is a “norm” for people in this day and age.) Both groups ate roughly 1,450 calories a day. 349 more words


from ALL OVER CREATION by Ruth Ozeki

I am definitely a Ruth Ozeki fan.  In this, her second of three novels, she presents us with a quirky set of characters in a story of youth and culture, political resistance, agricultural globalization and corporate life.   343 more words

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Dustin's Health & Fitness Articles of the Week - 3/30/14

How Long to Form a Habit – You may have heard along the way that it takes 21, 28, or maybe 30 days to create a habit. 372 more words