Choosing a Name (Round 2)

June Meyer Herbert was born yesterday and it was, yet again, one of the most surreal experiences of my life. The process, anticipation, and watching your wife in some of the worst pain imaginable lead to one of the greatest joys is such an intense and holy experience. Now that she has arrived, I wanted to walk you through why Becca and I chose to give our daughter the name ...

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Choosing a Name (Part 2)

In the most recent Harris Creek blog, Brady shared about the process he and Becca went through in picking Camden Beck Herbert’s name.  For those who read it, I think you would agree when I say 1) Brady is a gifted writer and 2) the post will be a blessing to many, Camden included.  For those of you who have yet to read it, take a moment to enjoy: http://harriscreek.blog/2011/08/04/choosing-a-name/ As ...

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Choosing a Name

Now that Camden Beck Herbert is born, I wanted to let you in on the process Becca and I went through in picking his name. Let me start by saying I believe names are very important. I believe there is power in a name and it can set a person’s life on a particular course. Madeleine L’Engle says, “To be given a name is an act of intimacy as powerful ...

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Part 2: A Living Mystery

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:13 NIV) In my last blog I talked about how life sometimes feels like we’re “living a mystery.” This world can be confusing, God can feel distant or hidden at times, and we don’t know what danger could be lurking around the corner. All of this can lead to us feeling overwhelmed ...

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The Scandal of the Particular

“Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’” (John 14:8–10 NIV) One thought about Advent (which in part is the celebration of the incarnation) that has been lost on many ...

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