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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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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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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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Jumper Cables

I heard a pastor tonight talk about a time when he was asked to be ready (and willing) after an event to pray for healing for anyone who asked. He was a new believer at the time and felt very … Continue reading

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Movie Discussion

This latest Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, like those that have preceded it, has a number of great entry points into meaningful discussion on a variety of topics. Like when Thor thought, because he was “mighty” he was above falling … Continue reading

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What happens when real life shows up?

So I don’t know anything about this movie, but the teaser trailer has me totally captivated.  Have you seen this? I feel like this so perfectly encapsulates life…  Here’s this kid with all these dreams and ideas.  He works hard, … Continue reading

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How to Train your Dragon 2 – Movie Discussion

You gotta block him out.  Do you trust me? [Blindfolds him.]  You and me. – Hiccup to Toothless- In this second installment of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise (I have heard there will be three!  Read our discussion … Continue reading

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The Fault in our Stars – Movie Discussion

I once read an author who said that kids need to read more stories about war.  Her point was that when you are in a war, what really matters rises to the surface and all the other stuff falls away.  … Continue reading

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The Real Heroes…Notice?

  One of the central themes in The Fault in our Stars is the idea of the impact of our lives.  Augustus is desperate for his life to count for something.  At the end, however, he comes to this realization: … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Your Faith, Part 3

I wrote here about what it takes to grow faith, and here about what it takes to get to know the character of God.  Today I want to talk about a benefit that comes of those things, besides the benefit … Continue reading

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