Tag Archives: encouragement

Running Like an Inflated Drunk

[From the archives.] Contrary to the impression I might have given with posts on running a 6 mile obstacle course and a half-marathon in the Happiest Place on Earth, I am not wont to join a few thousand strangers in … Continue reading

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Running the Good Race Is Contagious

My wife and I use an app that tracks our workouts, including our runs. It has GPS and can map the route taken, and at the end it not only tells us the distance but the time and pace. Input … Continue reading

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Disagreeable Social Media – what’s not to love?

Or we can do it this way: If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18.) ***

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Jesus Never Hit A Woman

A lot of the blogs I read are written by women. I learn from them, and since I’m a total egalitarian in my doctrine I have no hesitation doing so. These writers are not all egalitarian women, though. I’m an … Continue reading

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The Timeliness of Encouragement

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When the Judge Gets Cross-Examined – my secrets revealed

[A lot of people ask me what it’s like being a trial court judge. The answers can be found in this interview Michelle Van Loon posted on her blog Pilgrim’s Road Trip back in 2013, and which she’s graciously allowed … Continue reading

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Father’s Day for my children – Advice Is Overrated

As Father’s Day is coming up, here’s an archived post from three years back: Advice Is Overrated, Encouragement Isn’t [My son K is 22 and recently graduated from UC Berkeley. My daughter J is 20 and a third year student … Continue reading

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Jesus Never Put a Woman Down

I read a lot of blogs written by women, and I’ve been told that showing up and commenting on these blogs encourages the writers. Some of the bloggers, though, give me the impression I’m a bit more encouraging than they’re used to, … Continue reading

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Everyone on the Internet is Real – mistakes, forgiveness and the ministry of encouragement

Welcome to part two of a conversation between Doug Bursch and me on our philosophies of social media and how to have a ministry of encouragement on line. On Monday I hosted the first part where we answered two questions: … Continue reading

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The Master of the Non-Apology

Yesterday in a Facebook group I commented on one of the posts. Someone interpreted my comment differently than I had meant it and assumed the worst. I didn’t respond. They then commented to me, “Sorry if you took offense at … Continue reading

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