The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

We didn’t do everything right. We just kept trying and stayed committed to the task. One day, we realized we couldn’t control them and we let them become what they were becoming. We feel lucky to be where we are. We love Jordan (JD), Abigail (Abbey and Lilian (LB) with all our hearts! https://ratethispodcast.com/thedesertsanctuary Message …

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On the hit animated series, King of the Hill, Hank can regularly be known to exclaim concerning his slightly abnormal son, Bobby, “That boy ain’t right!”  It’s usually after Bobby displays some unusual behavior.  Because Hank has a very ordered view of the world and how it should be, when Bobby displays his unusual behavior …

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In his book, A Spiritual Evolution[1], John McMurray describes the time when he and his wife taught their son how to ride a bicycle.  This beautiful description of what happens when the child finds the “sweet spot” and experiences the joy and freedom that most of us know.  Reading this depiction brought back all kinds …

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            “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”                                                                                     Martin Luther King Jr.             “God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice…”  Jesus One of my daughters is a lot like my wife, Laura.  She always wants things to be fair.  I grew up with the assumption that …

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As I write this, my youngest child will be twenty-two tomorrow.  It’s hard to believe, I remember when she was three years old and for the first time used a big girl word in a sentence. A couple of months ago, she gave birth to her son Jackson.  He was born 8 weeks premature by c-section …

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If you have ever been to an evangelical church, you have probably heard the following phrase belted out at some random time.  Usually, it happens when the pastor is strolling up to the stage.   On those occasions, you might hear this little back-and-forth exchange in churches all over the world.       Pastor:  “God …

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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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