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    How To Build Your Log House and Lose it too; Finding perspective for 2022

    Once upon a time, circa 1955, my Dad fell in love with log houses. While he loved log houses, he loved Jesus too.  This is a story of love, loss and life but mostly about eternal perspective.  Along the way I interviewed him about his encounters and experiences with log houses, and that interview is hiding  somewhere in  a journal.  So, what is left feels like the things that have been most impressionable. In the mid 1960s my Dad purchased about 30 acres of land in a rural area an hour outside of Atlanta, Georgia.  It was the beginning of a life long dream of his, to actually use his…

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    In•ter•sec•tion

    In•ter•sec•tion –the place or point where two or more things come together, especially the place where two or more streets meet or cross each other.  Roads intersect and people intersect. We are wired for connections. We are wired for people intersections because we are created in the image of God Genesis 1:27. God is a relational and He created us with a need to belong, to be known, to intersect with others.  If connection is part of the soul’s architecture then why do we resist intimacy?  Because we experience the consequences of the fall we have this default mechanism of hiding. Humans have gone from leaves to masks to sophisticated…

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    The Place of Joy

    As you read this post, perhaps your turkey is roasting in the oven. Maybe you just finished crimping the edges on your grandma’s apple pie. Perhaps you’ll whip potatoes into pillow-y clouds just before guests arrive. Today our bustle embodies all the feelings of fall. Our full schedules and full tables leave us feeling festive and sometimes a little frazzled too. Amidst all the gatherings and baked goods, it’s easy to forget what truly gives us joy. When life turns busy and my turkey nearly burns, I start scrambling from one thing to the next—often shuffling others out of the kitchen and shutting them out of my schedule. Without even…