Letters of Life

Tag: God

Post-Race Reflections of Fellow Running Mates

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” — John Bingham (b. 1948), American marathon runner who believes that the goals of running are to have fun and finish—and that for a vast majority of amateur athletes running fast should not be the only aim. We five… Read More ›

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Transient Thoughts in Transit

It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, although that might not be far from the truth. So much has been happening, all good, thanks be to God, that I have been, for some time now, at a loss for words. Thoughts and ideas are percolating inside, quite unlike the latest espresso-brewing machine which… Read More ›

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Thoughts in Transition

Already November? October has been a special month in so many ways. The most important was that I decided to go on a personal season of Lent the second time around in 2011. As theologian Oswald Chambers wrote, “Unless we are experiencing the hurt of facing every deception about ourselves, we have hindered the work… Read More ›

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Waiting for a Star to Fall: The Birthing of a Song

For my friend, Royston. Sometimes a song waits for the right people to come along to bring it to completion. Most times, the composer is merely a a tool in the hands of the Maker, the Creator, from whom all things come. And if the tool gets sullied or tainted in the process, well then,… Read More ›

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Food for Thought

I’ve been reading books lately. After a steady diet of magazines, online news feeds, and everything the Internet had to offer in terms of online delights and Michelin-starred digests, I picked up Lenten Lands, an autobiography by Douglas Gresham of his young life with his stepfather, the Christian writer and apologist C.S. Lewis. Lenten Lands,… Read More ›

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Lenten Thoughts

Lent 2011 is approaching. On Wednesday, March 16th, Day One of a 40-day period of Lent starts, signalling for us who choose, the start of a journey of the soul. Giving up something we like, something worthy of sacrifice, is always worth doing. Why? Because it bears the “peaceful fruit of righteousness.” In chapter 12… Read More ›

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