Connecting Context

My wife and I were eating in a chain sandwich shop one Saturday and being the strange hyper-aware observer of life that I am, I did a double take when I saw this sign attached onto the door of their bottled water cooler. There are just 4 simple words in this entire message but 1 of them




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The Tale of Two Carpenters

There were two young men whose father sat them down and told them it was time to choose a trade, a skill, a livelihood, a life’s calling. After careful consideration and discussion, both made the decision to become carpenters. They wanted to have the opportunity to create, build, and see the hard work of their




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Free To Be

Just a few miles from our home at the northeast corner of an intersection of an interstate and a major thoroughfare, there’s a Kia auto dealership. It is prime real estate, especially for auto sales, with high visibility and easy access. Thousands of people pass by there every day. This past week as I drove




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Simple Surrender

When I was 12 years old, the Allman Brothers Band released their Live at Fillmore East album. Young musicians heard a fresh challenge and a raw energy in those records—a 2-record, 4-sided LP set with 7 total songs. It was different, unique. It was clearly a new style of rock but the level of improvisation




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