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The Great Terrible Thing

The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for getting a lot of rain, but volume-wise it doesn’t rain that much more here than a lot of other places. It’s just that the rain is spread out over so many dark, cloudy days during the fall … and the winter … and the spring … and the […]

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How I Spend My Day

I’ve been working at Logos Bible Software since April, and ever since then people have been asking me, “What do you do there?” I do my best to explain, but I’m not always sure that my explanation makes sense. For those of you to whom I’ve explained what I do but you didn’t quite understand, […]

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I Need Friends. But I Have Friends. But I Need Friends!

According to Facebook, I have 457 friends. I am not the kind of person who will accept just any friend request, either. To be my friend on Facebook, I have to at least know you, or remember meeting you. I am Facebook friends with a few people (and if you are reading this: it’s not […]

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Whew

Well friends, I’m back to blogging. April has been an incredibly busy month, but I’m starting to feel again that I have things to say and a little more time to say them. March 31 was my last day as a school bus driver. Leaving was bittersweet, since I truly became attached to those kids. […]

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Encouragement

Thanks to all those who commented on my earlier post, in which I shared how discouraged I was that I had no ministry job prospects two years after having graduated from seminary. Thanks especially to those who prayed. Since I posted that, I ought to post this to let people know how things are turning […]

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Discouragement

In May, it will have been two years since I graduated from Regent College with my Master of Divinity degree in hand. Later this summer, I will have served two years as a pastoral intern at Bellingham Covenant Church. In June, I will have spent two school years as a bus driver in the Ferndale […]

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Heard on the Bus

My school bus route can be a difficult one, especially when it comes to taking the elementary school kids home in the afternoon. They can get pretty worked up, and I spend a lot of time telling them to sit down, face the front and stay out of the aisle. Every now and then, though, […]

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One Week

… until Mary and I get married. The big things (like where to have the wedding and reception, who else will be involved in the ceremony, etc.) have been taken care of. Now it’s the time to look at other things, such as What music are we going to play? I’ve been mostly put in […]

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Driving Again

This summer has been great. Since I stopped driving a school bus for the summer in late June, I’ve devoted more time to reading, working at the church more, and wedding planning. School started again last Wednesday, and despite the fact that I won’t have time to do those other things as much, it is […]

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Bureaucracy at its “Best”

I got a letter recently that made me angry. It was from the U.S. State Department. It was writing me with regard to my recent passport renewal application. It said, in part: There is a discrepancy between the data written on your current passport application and the data shown on your previous passport. To which […]