Category: Reflections From The Dining Room Table

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Reflections From The Dining Room Table: First Hand Experiential Learning

Well, here we go again.  I was just getting through the transition back from Germany and now I am facing another one which may be the biggest yet.  I seem to be continually immersed in a personal transition process that is teaching me a great deal. It was 2007 when I began  Pivot Point Ministries.  […]

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Reflections From The Dining Room Table: Does It Ever End?

Somebody asked me the other day if there is ever a time in life when there are no transitions.  My answer:  transitions are always with you.  People always say that there are two things in life that are guaranteed:  death and taxes.  I disagree.  There are three things that never change, death, taxes and change.  […]

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REFLECTIONS FROM THE DINING ROOM TABLE: A MATTER OF ORDER

Germans like to use the term “alles in ordung” which means all is in order.  This translates into a very orderly way of life.  Traffic laws are based upon the fact that everyone know what the order is and everyone does it.  The autobahn is its own system and as long as everyone follows the […]

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REFLECTIONS FROM THE DINING ROOM TABLE: I’m Back!

You will notice a slight change in title from what I have been doing.  Since I am not in Wittenberg anymore it just doesn’t seem right to call this “Reflections from a Wittenberg Coffee Shop.  And, truth be told, I should have called it “Reflections from the lobby of the Luther Hotel” because that is […]

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