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Dear Son

Beyond hunger

Large slice of pizza in Philly
The Cashier at the Betsy Ross House recommended OCP (Old City Pizza). One slice is like two regular slices.

 

Peace and the Liberty Bell
Dalai Lama.

 

Liberty Bell
Cheryl doing what Cheryl does.

 

Liberty Bell
Had to get a “We were there” shot.

 

Horse and Buggy ride in Philadelphia
Taken from our Buggy driven by Bill and powered by Benjamin.

 

Horse and Buggy ride in Philadelphia
Bill.

 

Horse and Buggy ride in Philadelphia
Benjamin.

 

Homeless sign in Philadelphia
Gave Cory some money and spoke with him for about five minutes or so.

 

Cory (real name) has been homeless in Philadelphia since July.

As we walked past him yesterday afternoon, i thought his sign said “beyond hunger”.

Beyond hunger is a compelling phrase for me.

Beyond hunger.

How does that speak to you?

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Dear Son

Happy present moment and happy Palm Sunday

camp fire
Last night in our backyard.

 

camp fire
Closer view. Prepping a cooking fire for today.

 

Happy Palm Sunday.

Happy present moment.

Faith, Hope, and Love.

Went out in the dark an hour ago to stoke last night’s fire.

Metaphorically, lots of Christians do the same on Christmas and Easter.

It’s good to see them twice a year.

Better than zero, right?

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Dear Son

i knew the Pastor could use something to feed on

LifeBridge Pastor Matt Heard
LifeBridge Pastor Matt Heard.

 

After the sermon, our son (16) and i waited our turn at the end of the line to talk to the Pastor.

Finally, it was our turn…

“We sat in the last row, as a compromise between our son not wanting to come and me wanting to be in the front row.”

Shared that a week ago, in the same row, we didn’t feel anything (bored, truth be told), but today we felt passion. With no offense or judgement to last week’s sermon (different Pastor).

i told Matt there were probably many who felt as i did but they probably take for granted that “Matt knows this” and never say a word.

“i just wanted to feed you.”

He was there to feed us. Yet there are no rules saying we can’t bring a meal ourselves to share.

 

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Dear Son

Dear Heavenly Father, please keep the devil off my back

Lifebridge Church Windermere
There is much to be gained from reading word for word, and much to be lost.

 

Lifebridge Church Windermere
Saying a lot in a short period of time is way more difficult than it seems.

 

Lifebridge Church Windermere
So challenging to meet the listening needs of a diverse audience, including the diversity of where people sit (for example, we sat in the last row).

 

When you hope a teenager is inspired and they tell you honestly they aren’t – it’s time for Grace and time for being non-judgemental (of the speaker).

“Maybe they asked him last night to fill in, or maybe only a few days ago. Maybe he doesn’t speak often.”

Resist the temptation to judge.

Resist at all costs.

Don’t. Do. It.

Critiquing a speaker for me is the same as a chef visiting a restaurant when they’re hungry. It’s literally impossible to not make a judgement with the first bite of every food item on her plate – she can’t help herself, it’s in her blood. It’s automatic. And human.

It’s instinctual to help us survive.

Should i spit this out because it’s awful?

Do i want to come back because it’s so amazing?

 

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Texting the CEO at 4:50am

Church of God van
Perhaps a random reminder on an ordinary, uneventful morning run.

 

Texting the CEO at 4:50 am.

Why?

Well, why not?

He’s an early bird too.

 

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