Spring Sabbatical Review

I took off from writing for the month of March. It helps me to not burn out and focus on a other things. Here are a few highlights.
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Spring Sabbatical

Just letting you know that I will take March off from writing here. It’s a busy month for us with three birthdays, and it just happens to be halfway from and to September, my other sabbatical month, so that fits well. I’ve had some ideas for new content and already lined up one article on the topic, so I am excited to share that with you in April! Other than that, I will spend some time reading a few books and writing an app in Rust, a programming language I am trying to learn.
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About Me

After a year of writing, it is probably a good time to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Christoph.
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Messy Trees

In your Bible reading, do you ever come across passages that are seemingly irrelevant? Like the endless genealogies in Numbers or the painstakingly detailed rules in Leviticus? Following my Five Day Bible Reading Plan, I arrived at Genesis 38, one of those irrelevant passages.
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The Happy Man

I like Lachlan Mackenzie. He’s one of the most adorable little boys I have ever seen (and I have three of my own)! My dear friends named him after the Scottish minister of the 18th century, so when I came across a portion of his writing, I paid good attention. Turns out it is worth repeating.
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How to Think About Our Stuff

In the last few weeks I have written extensively on hospitality. Since part of hospitality is sharing our stuff with others, I am trying to make sense of how I should think about my belongings. We can’t do without possessions—we need at least food and clothing—but how much is too much? Here are some thoughts.
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Acquiescing to God's Will

One of my earliest memories is that of going on errands in the city with my Mom and siblings. I know my brother was still in a stroller, so I was probably 4 years old. I was whining about having to walk when there was a perfectly good (though occupied) stroller to ride in. It struck my youthful fancy to close my eyes while walking, and since it seemed to entertain me and keep me from whining, I can’t blame my Mom for allowing it.
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The Death of Spontaneity

Remember back when there were no cell phones? We had land lines, but often my friends would just come by and ring the door bell, and I often found myself on my bike, riding 30 minutes to my friend’s house, only to be turned away because he wasn’t home. If he was, we’d hang out. For all the technology we now have, I think we have regressed in our spontaneity and are worse off for it.
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Hospitality and Discipleship

Last week I wrote about the Logistics of Hospitality. The article focused on inviting someone to share a meal, which is certainly hospitality. But the definition of hospitality can (and should) be expanded beyond just sharing meals, as a tool of discipling others.
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Logistics of Hospitality

Do you want to be more hospitable, but don’t really know where to start? We are certainly not hospitality experts, but if us two introverts can figure this out, so can you. Let’s look at some of the logistics of hospitality.
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