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Your Monday encouragement

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Raising questions and starting conversations

  In the days leading up to Memorial Day, PBS reran The Vietnam War, the riveting 17-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.   Last year, Burns was asked about his team’s reporting process in deeply telling the … Continue reading

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Your Monday encouragement

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Above the fog, a glimpse of glory

In August 2016, my wife and I found ourselves in one of our favorite places on earth, Montana’s Glacier National Park. The mountains always awaken my sense of wonder, my sense of awe at the beauty, the grandeur — and … Continue reading

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Develop an eagle eye for wonder

Near the northern Illinois farm where I grew up and where my parents still live stands a bald eagles’ nest. It’s about 100 yards back from the road, atop a tall oak tree overlooking the Piscasaw Creek. Miles of cornfields … Continue reading

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Miracles: Handle with care

“If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” That jarring statement used to hang in Chicago’s famed City News Bureau as an admonishment to reporters. In the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago journalism, it simply meant to verify all … Continue reading

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Stop and listen

At the ministry where I work, one of our leaders talked last week about quieting ourselves so we can hear God’s voice – and how quieting ourselves is so rare in our culture today. It made me think of Gene Weingarten’s … Continue reading

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