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An Unexpected Turn (in Antwerp)

It’s been a hectic week so today was the day for sermon writing. I often like to have it written on Thursday so I can use Friday as a day to rework and tweak what I’ve written or as a day for meetings, and working on other articles (like the one recently published in QL!). […]

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A Poem for Peet’s Coffee Lovers

 I’ve talked about Peet’s Coffee and Teas enough on this website to give yet another shameless (and unsolicited) advertisement for them. For me, Peet’s is that one place I can go where I’m undistracted from the internet, friends, and the endless list of things to do at home, plus with the extra high-octane coffee I […]

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A Report on the “Perfect” Day

Yesterday turned out to be a great day. Thanks to everyone who sent birthday wishes either through this blog, email, facebook, regular mail or those who met us in person along the journey yesterday. In short, I was successful in having a “perfect” day. 😉 Of course there were a few obstacles along the way, […]

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Dress Down Friday | Attempting the Perfect (Birth)day

Tomorrow is my 29th birthday, and while I hope to do a little post about the whole thing, I wanted to give a heads up now. I am attempting to have the perfect day. That’s right! Some have suggested it can’t be done, I am setting out to prove them all wrong! Or at least […]

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How To Live Local: Creating Your Two Mile Map

Over the next couple weeks I have a few posts I will be doing that revolve around issues of sustainable living. In these posts I will be trying to avoid the more preachy, theoretical rants I can often find myself falling into. Rather these will be focused on tips and tricks, basic stuff that’s fun […]

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Dress Down Friday

Today we’re getting ready to move into our new apartment in Pasadena. We’ll be an easy bike ride from School, church, and Peets. The move is apart of what we’re starting to call the “daniels moving tradition” because we move every August, whether we want to or not. August is the month we promised to […]

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Dress Down Friday | Truth, Blogaholics, and Bad T-Shirts

Another Dress-Down Friday is upon us so kick off your dress shoes, put on your flip flops, grab a cup of Peets (because I can’t) and browse the web.

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Learning a New Language While Building a House: Reflections on Quaker Heritage Day

Psa. 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain. This past weekend my wife and I visited Berkeley California for a gathering called “Quaker Heritage Day.” It’s not unlike any church conference that invites someone to come […]

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Dress Down Fridays | March 2, 2007

This is another Dress Down Friday, where the point is to have a little fun, share some links and recap the week. Oh and I’m taking the weekend off, Emily and I are heading off to Berkley for the weekend so here are a few thoughts before we head out. While we’re in Berkley, you […]

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Create a Moleskine PDA: The Student GTD Hack

A couple weeks back, I stumbled upon what seems like a small culture of people who have backed away from the “pure paperless ideology.” They are using small notebooks (Moleskines) to manage the tasks and projects in their lives. I’ve researched a bunch of various methods and learned a little about David Allen’s “Getting Things […]