Christianity

Which Type of Runner Are You?

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A few months ago, a physical therapy group that specialized in sports rehab started a campaign to promote its services to the general public. The tag line was something like, “Everyone’s an athlete.” The images showed a casual cyclist or someone lifting heavy boxes. The idea was to associate everyday…

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Romanian Merriment

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Warmth poured out to us from our first moments in the Romanian Orthodox Church Saint Dimitri the New Church in Frederick, Colorado. You may wonder if that’s an oxymoron—warmth and orthodoxy. Not in this case. The giving of smiles and hugs and fabric leis conveyed friendly hospitality—as did the rush…

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A Poverty of Words

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Darkness echoes to me as I look down into my writing well. Words are not plentiful today—or this month, really. Writing takes oh-so-much effort when I need to scrape the bottom of the well for the remnants of waters past. I like it best when I come to the well,…

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This Isn’t Last Year’s Beach Retreat

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Emerald waters fill the horizon here, and the hush-rush of waves meeting the sandy shore fill the ear. Both fill my heart. Here I am on another Beach Retreat—how many years have we done this now? We have wondered, unable to pinpoint it exactly. I think this may be year…

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