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Snow Day

The January I was in 4th grade at St Bart’s school in Cincinnati, we got hit with the biggest blizzard in the city’s history, followed by ridiculously cold temperatures.  Like sub-zero with wind chills that made it feel like 50 below.  It was so cold that the Ohio River actually froze over.  We missed school for 2 straight weeks, as much because of the cold as the snow. I still remember the snowdrifts that blocked our back door, and using a pick axe to break through the ice so we could clear our driveway. After …

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When the Trinity Crashes a Beer Run

Recently, I teamed up with two friends of mine to enter a costume contest and road race in which teams of three competed for the chance to win Skyline Chili for a year for the most creative contest (providing all three members of the team stayed tethered together throughout the race). The race started and ended at a festival beer tent and I’ll get back to that in a minute. My always-creative wife thought it would be great if the three of us dressed as members of the Holy Trinity, and since it’s hard to …

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In Search of a Balanced Life

I literally just returned from vacation to the southwestern part of the United States. I arrived home at around midnight and have been back into ministry with three meetings so far today (as I write this).  This trip was a first in a long time for me. It was strictly for the purpose of play. My life has usually been home visits (my family lives further away), school during slow times in ministry (typically in the summer), trips for conferences, and silent retreats. This vacation was a different concept from any of these other travels …

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Praying for a Snow Day

The January I was in 4th grade at St Bart’s school in Cincinnati, we got hit with the biggest blizzard in the city’s history, followed by ridiculously cold temperatures.  Like sub-zero with wind chills that made it feel 30 below.  We missed school for 2 weeks, as much because of the cold as the snow. I still remember the snowdrifts that kept us from opening our back door, and using a pick axe to break through the ice so we could clear our driveway. After the first week, instead of cancelling a day at a …

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