My name is Larry. I write about what I see in the world, my community, myself, and my life. I generally try to take a positive spin on things. There usually is enough difficulty in life, and I’m trying to develop the habit of thinking of  ”whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy….” I’m trying on the attitude of gratitude. I have a son, Baird, daughter-in-law, Ryann, and daughter, Hannah.


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  1. Hi Larry–
    I found your blog through a comment you left on Don Miller’s “Love is a Need, Not an Emotion” post–I appreciated your thoughts on that. Really like the post you wrote here on community…hope you don’t mind a repost on my blog, as it speaks to some of what my own community has been discussing lately.

    • Sure Dena. Feel free to repost it. I would also like to know about your community and how God is forming it.

  2. Thanks! I’m not as faithful at blogging as I used to be…too many things pull at my attention these days. Here’s a link to my post: http://poiema3.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/community/

    I recently (October 2010) became part of a new family…we call ourselves “The Journey”. We started with a very close-knit group (most were long-time members of a small group at our former church).

    We know there’s something more to being true community with one another and with God than “doing your time” on Sunday morning; we are blessed with deep relationships in which we’ve invested much time, commitment, love, laughter, tears, etc., and, as a body, we want to be the hands and feet and voice of Jesus to our local community.

    We didn’t know that we were being “relevant” when we headed down this path, but it appears that we wear that tag, consciously or not! We’re more interested in loving people and introducing them to God in a way they “get” than in catchy taglines and trendy relevancy. We’ve seen God do some pretty cool work so far through our small hands & I’m honored that he allows me to have a (tiny) part in what he’s doing.

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