The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

One of the musical groups I have come to love over the past few years is the Avett Brothers.  The initial song that drew me to them is a song entitled No Hard Feelings.  It speaks of the end of a life and a desire to resolve all outstanding issues.  It makes suppositions about the afterlife, but …

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All the women in my house suddenly gathered around our grandson, Jackson. We were celebrating Christmas a couple of days late and were opening gifts. My mother-in-law was holding this child that was born eight weeks premature. Because of this and some other complications, his parents keep a close eye on developmental milestones. One of …

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In the previous blog, I started to talk about the fact that taking the Bible too literally could lead to problems in our interpretation.  I explained that examining how I feel about my children helps me understand how God must feel about His children.  I am certainly not God and I don’t tell Him how …

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As a young adult, I dreamed about all the things I would teach my children.  I vaguely remember preparing so that I could answer their questions and tell them that thing would make them look at me with wonder and amazement.  I thought, “all they have to say is ‘thanks dad, you’re the smartest dad …

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