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The New World

Posted by Eric Rust on

Some days are hard. Some days are so full of stress and anxiety and fear and heartache that you long to get away for a holiday or vacation. Or maybe a retreat.   You're looking for a place where there are no deadlines to meet and no crises to negotiate. At its best, that's what a vacation...

Sabbatical Update


Posted by Colin Moody on

How was your sabbatical? This is the sort of question that has multiple answers. There’s a one-second answer, a two-minute answer, and a three-hour answer. Since the three-hour answer takes some advance scheduling, here are the one-second and two-minute answers. The One-Second Answer...

An Unlikely Messenger

Posted by Eric Rust on

If you saw her backstage you never would have imagined what fame was soon to come her way.  She walked out on the stage in a frumpy dress.  Slightly mussed up hair.  Bushy eyebrows.  She seemed a bit old and a bit odd for the competition.    Before her first...

From Death to Life

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From Death to Life   While most of us find it easy to talk about life, it's far more uncomfortable (and even scary) to talk about death.   C.S. Lewis, one of the great champions of the Christian faith in the 20th century, wrote of death in this way:  "If we really think that...

How to be a straight shooter

Posted by Eric Rust on

Butch Harmon, who has instructed professional golfers from Fred Couples to Tiger Woods, tells the story of the club member who was having problems with the shanks. To shank a golf ball is to hit it with a shut clubface. As a result, the ball sails off the side of the fairway rather than down the...

Breaking Free from the Kingdom of Me

Posted by Eric Rust on

Only 14.3 acres in total land mass, it is a small kingdom unto itself.  Located in three separate areas in the United States--part in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Northern California--you can leave the United States and enter the Republic of Molossia.  It is claimed to be a...