Category Archives: Relationship with God

Fighting Fires

Two Helicopters fighting a fire in Wyoming, 2016. Photo ©Stacey Tuttle I was worn out. Exhausted. Empty. And I knew it. I had a list a mile long of “urgent” and “important” things to do, but a friend had called, … Continue reading

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When your enemy is disemboweled in front of you

We had a horse once that was terrified of hogs. Not so much of a problem in the arena, perhaps, but quite a problem out on our Texas ranch. He was such a lovely horse to ride, until he came … Continue reading

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12 Lessons about Communication from Arrival

Arrival may not be what you’re expecting. I think this reviewer on IMDB summed it up nicely when he wrote, “Actually what you get is a film that approaches the grandeur of ‘Close Encounters’ but interlaces it with the intellectual … Continue reading

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Listen with your Eyes

Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the [a]west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 The angel of the Lord appeared … Continue reading

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Person of Interest…Hearing from God

In Person of Interest, there is a computer system, a “machine” with artificial intelligence that surveils America, looking for threats. The machine becomes a god-like figure. Of course there are many ways in which this analogy falls short, but what … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Hawk

The other day I decided at the last minute to go somewhere I hadn’t planned on going. It’s not so important where I went, other than the fact that it wasn’t my plan to do so, but more like I … Continue reading

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Joy – Movie Discussion

She didn’t know any of this would happen as she walked down the street that day. In the movie Joy, a man named Neil, explaining the power of sales and television and the history of his empire to Joy, makes … Continue reading

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New Missionary Biography … Great Quote

I started reading a new book today, a missionary biography called In This Place.  She writes this about having to leave all behind to go to Africa: In the necessary letting go of precious things in our immediate lives, it … Continue reading

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The Walk – Movie Discussion

Philippe was a wire walker, but he wasn’t a circus performer—he considered himself an artiste, and as such he wasn’t just looking to entertain, but to inspire. He wasn’t looking for routine, but to break routine, to break the bounds…and … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods – Movie Discussion

Author Bill Bryson needed something new in life. He’d reached the stage where it was all “medications and ailments and funerals” and he needed something new, something to look forward to, something life giving… a challenge. This is the story … Continue reading

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