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Things I Did 2: Turning 50

September 24, 2012

Besides traveling to the Big Nerd Ranch (and catching the Dr. King Memorial in the process), what else did I do during my blogging silence?

Well, I did manage to turn 50.

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I’m 5!

If you look closely, you’ll see the cake has a hill. Yes, as in “over the.” Continue Reading…

My blogging went quiet between February 25 (What to Do for Lent in Silicon Valley) and May 25 (New Churches Stuck in a Christendom Box). “Jon, what did you do during those three months?” I’m glad you asked! đŸ˜€ Let’s start with my trip to Atlanta. It gave me an unexpected connection to the time my father was thought to be dead, killed while marching with Dr. King.

Big Nerd Ranch

In March, I flew out to Atlanta. There, I spent a week at Big Nerd Ranch for their Advanced iOS Programming class:

Big Nerd Ranch

A really great group of people

I’m a Big Nerd now! I even have a T-shirt that says, “Achieve Nerdvana.”

Dr. King Memorial

When the Advanced iOS class finished, my coworkers and I had a little time to before the return flight. We settled on going to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. To my surprise, the first person to greet us at the memorial was Mahatma Gandhi: Continue Reading…

Friends I Thought Of Today

October 12, 2011

My friends Mike Abrahamsohn and Shane Claiborne came to mind todayĂ¢â‚¬Â¦

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Read to your children

June 19, 2010

My children are big, but I continue to read to them.

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After losing a loved one, is it normal to continue to hear their words inside your head?

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I try to teach my kids the importance of Easter, and that the story is bigger than just sin and hell.

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My 2009 by the Numbers

January 3, 2010

A 2009 retrospective, offered without comment

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Advent candle meanings with a missional focus. Four candles: The Four Corners of the World

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Advent candle meanings with a missional focus. Three candles: The Family of God

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Advent candle meanings with a missional focus. Two candles: The Bridge

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