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In his book, Anatomy of the Soul, psychiatrist Curt Thompson (hereafter CT, because “Curt” feels too familiar for someone I haven’t met, “Dr. Thompson” seems too formal, and “Thompson” feels too autobiographical) shares vulnerably about a time he yelled at his young daughter, Rachel, for making too much noise on a Saturday morning when her […]

My One Word by bob

January 6th, 2013

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Jesus is the One Word that clarifies God to us. Romans 1:8-17 January 6, 2013 Clarify and concentrate It’s rare to open two identical gifts on Christmas morning back to back.  But it happened to me this year.  The last of the non-family gifts was from Terry and Suzi Moore, who moved to Hickory last […]

If I die before I finish writing and publish my book on humility, that’s OK.  Just read John Dickson’s Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership (Zondervan, 2011).

The Mystery of Marriage by bob

March 27th, 2012

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Some books I read quickly.  Their point is either too obvious or too complex, and I flip the pages to note the main ideas.  Occasionally I find a book on the opposite end of that spectrum.  It is so profound I want to read it again, slow down, digest every sentence, and process it with […]

Occasionally someone comes into my office and asks, “Have you read all these books?”  Dan Jones, the first pastor under whom I served just out of college, taught me to respond, “I’ve read some of them twice!”  (It often takes the asker a moment to realize I didn’t answer the question.) But I have read […]