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David Grachek
Cubs Fan / Writer / Photographer / Life Adventurer / Jesus freak / Husband / Dad
Cubs Fan / Writer / Photographer / Life Adventurer / Jesus freak / Husband / Dad

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The Collapse of the Tent
Photo by
Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press and  Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune. In December 2010,
the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN collapsed. What was amazing about
this roof was that it was like a big tent with the roof being held up m...

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Alike But Different
We are all created in the image
of God. Do we see each other that way? What does it mean to be created in God's image? “So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis
1:27 (ESV) I remember ...

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The Search For Identity
Who am I? Self-assessment: I am 51 years old. I am a second career
pastor. I am an ex-business man. I have struggled with a broken past. I am a
husband. I am a father. I am a child of God. There are many things that “I am”. Growing up, I listened to
The Who...

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Seeing Clearly Matters
Picking up your glasses with a towel hanging from the earpiece doesn’t work out very well. It sure didn’t take much to snap that arm right off my glasses and make for an interesting Sunday preaching without glasses. I thought about what that message was tea...

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Shadows dance across the freshly fallen snow. Shadows are always around the light, but never reflecting it. By not reflecting light, a shadow is a form of darkness.

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Shadow Dancing
Laurence Miller online gallery describes my favorite
photographer, Ray Metsker as "quietly making extraordinary photographs for
the better part of six decades...recognized as one of the great masters of
American photography, a virtuoso who has pursued his c...

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Share The Gospel. Meet The Need. Repeat.
Pelicans are amazing birds. I learned reading National Geographic that most can hold up to three gallons of water in their beak. I think one way hey are amazing is because they don't try to get through life alone. Often times they fish in community and gath...

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Who I Am Matters
Last week, I spent some time thinking about a deep sadness I have been feeling. I thought at that time that it would be easy to step aside from the sadness and say, "it doesn't matter how I feel". I mean, who am I? Could it really matter how I feel or don't...

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The Land of Vitamin D
Jacksonville Beach, FL Moving to Minneapolis a year ago, my family and I learned
the value of Vitamin D. For those of you that don’t live up north, a lack of
Vitamin D can have dramatic effects on a person, the least of all depression
known as cabin fever. ...

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Crossing The Chasm Of Brokenness
In my last post, an anonymous writer asked two important questions. The
questions asked where I was coming from in writing the post asking if I see
myself as always a victim. I place no value in focusing on self, especially
self-pity.  But, I want to focus ...
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