A year ago today we experienced what too many parents have experienced over the last number of years. The panicked phone call of our daughter barricaded and hiding in her dorm room as an active shooter rampaged and killed indiscriminately on her campus.

The fear mixed with rage and love is something that I wish on no parent.

The beauty of a mobilized and loving community at home and at her campus is something that I hope everyone gets to experience in their lives at some point.

Out of tragedy an unspeakable grief and undeniable love are somehow intermingled.

Perhaps, this is truly what grace is.

A year later the wounds still bring easy tears and knots in throats. A year later the thankfulness of a daughter spared from an evil hand still overwhelms.

The Mystery of Following

Psalm 110:1-4; Job 19:23-27; 1 Timothy 3:14-16 I hope to visit you soon, but just in case I’m delayed, I’m writing this letter so you’ll know how things ought to go in God’s household, this God-alive church, bastion of truth. This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough: *He appeared in a human body, *was proved right by the invisible Spirit, *was seen by angels.

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Good morning! May you not miss the forest for the trees today. #MorningBlessing #MorningMug

#Wordle 969 4/6*

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The #OldGal got a 5! I think it’s due to us taking her to a movie and rotting her brain last night.

Whew! This is a quote…

The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.
— Blaise Pascal

I think I’m going to like not knowing about re-shares and likes. It changes the dynamic for me.

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@ozzy what do you mean? 😂 I’m missing something. 😂 @dan@social.danielmrose.com

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@ozzy from micro blog. I can cross post from @dan@social.danielmrose.com to sharkey which is nifty

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The sunsets here in Panama City Beach are just something else!

The sunsets here in Panama City Beach are just something else!

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I’m reading: The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey, and it is so good. I read it ages ago, but the timeliness of it remarkable. I think I will start sharing some quotes and brief thoughts from it and other books. 📚 micro.blog/books/978…

I’m reading: The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey, and it is so good. I read it ages ago, but the timeliness of it remarkable.

I think I will start sharing some quotes and brief thoughts from it and other books.

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@ozzy I am guessing it’s on Sharkey’s end because follows work everywhere else.

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@ozzy this was cross posted from micro! So, even though micro can’t be followed from here I will finally be active. 😂

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I feel like the combination of micro.blog and write.as is going to be a match made in fediverse-heaven.

I feel like the combination of micro.blog and write.as is going to be a match made in fediverse-heaven.

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We had quite the feast for Super Bowl Sunday yesterday. The best part? Leftover chicken nuggies from Chik-Fil-A for lunch today!

We had quite the feast for Super Bowl Sunday yesterday. The best part? Leftover chicken nuggies from Chik-Fil-A for lunch today!

I’ve decided to come back to a micro.blog. Two reasons:

  1. I like the idea of having one place where my micro and macro posts exist.

  2. The ability to have my social tied to my custom domain.

So, here we go.

Dead End Drift

Psalm 110:1-4; Exodus 19:7-25; Hebrews 2:1-4 It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off. In high school there as a class that I took called, Math Analysis. It was pre-Calculus. The teacher taught us through projects. We did a project with satellites and orbits that was super hard and really interesting. I couldn't tell you any of the math. I don't even really remember much beyond what I've told already.

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Dead End Drift

Psalm 110:1-4; Exodus 19:7-25; Hebrews 2:1-4 It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off. In high school there as a class that I took called, Math Analysis. It was pre-Calculus. The teacher taught us through projects. We did a project with satellites and orbits that was super hard and really interesting. I couldn't tell you any of the math. I don't even really remember much beyond what I've told already.

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Disentangling Faith from Tribalism

2016 was a watershed moment for the Evangelical movement in the United States of America. It was a moment that had been building for decades. It did not come out of nowhere. Kristin Kobes Du Mez outlines the rise of this moment in her excellent work Jesus and John Wayne, I would recommend reading it if you would like the historical background. The Evangelical movement had to make a decision about a singular question and that question was whether it would embrace a tribalistic identity or if it would choose an identity that transcends tribalism.

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Two Ditches

Psalm 50:1-6; 1 Kings 14:1-18; 1 Timothy 1:12-20 I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were violence and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing—didn’t know Who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me.

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@Joe woof. That isn’t cool.

Do You Stink?

Psalm 50:1-6; 1 Kings 11:26-40; 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life. I often wonder if this is true of me. There are few things in this life that I desperately want. When I die, oh how I would love it to be said of me that because of Christ I gave off “an aroma redolent with life.

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