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Miscellaneous thoughts upon the death of Osama bin Laden: • I feel pride and a national sense of accomplishment, because finally, we got him. Good job, U.S. intelligence, U.S. military, and President Obama. • I feel happy that justice has […]

Beginning with Monday’s birthday post, I’ve been listing three important things I’ve learned over the years. The first was that it’s better to spend money on experiences rather than material things (unless those things contribute to the experience, of course). […]

Yesterday, in a fit of self-congratulatory bluster disguised as “giving advice,” I explained one of three important things I have learned in my lifetime. You have no doubt been constantly refreshing your browser ever since in anticipation of Number 2. […]

Today is my birthday. I’m not usually one to honk the birthday horn and go around telling people it’s my birthday. Facebook does that well enough for me. As does the band of minstrels I’ve paid to follow behind me, […]

I’ve been on vacation. Sure, you might not have been able to tell because I wrote a few blog posts in advance and scheduled them to publish while I was gone, but I was away all of last week for […]

Today I went to the funeral of my great uncle James Johnson, my paternal grandmother’s older brother. He was one month shy of turning 90. He was recently honored by his church for having been a Baptist deacon for 50 […]

Yesterday I asked you to list your first job, your current job, and your dream job in which money was no object. Your answers were fascinating. Thank you to all of you who participated. A lot of you — I […]

Jim Palmer is one of my Internet friends, that special class of people with whom I have an online relationship but hadn’t ever met in real life. Jim is the author of Divine Nobodies and Wide Open Spaces — two […]

Since I first posted my reflection about Rich Mullins on the 10th anniversary of his death — and especially since reposting it here a month ago — I’ve been surprised who found it, read it, and was compelled to share […]

Saturday, September 19, was the 12th anniversary of Rich Mullins’ death in 1997. A lot of my younger readers may not have heard of him, but he had profound influence on me as a writer, a musician, and a Christian. […]