Monthly Archives: March 2016

Not Following Blogging “Rules”

Blogging rules state, or so I’m told, that you need to write stuff consistently in a regular and rhythmic pattern. You are supposed to this so that A) you grow as a writer and B) you can expand your “reach” … Continue reading

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Reversing The Irreversible

“There are two ways to look at human history, I have concluded. One way is to focus on the wars and violence, the squalor, the pain and tragedy and death. From such a point of view, Easter seems a fairy-tale … Continue reading

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The Easter Message

Does anyone want to guess what my Easter morning message is going to be about this coming Sunday? There are many Sunday’s when part of my joy as a pastor is the opportunities I’m given to surprise people with a … Continue reading

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Creating “Thin Places”

I just finished reading Pastor Richard Dahlstrom’s book, The Colors of Hope: Becoming people of Mercy, Justice and Love. I highly recommend the book and I must add that I even more enjoyed meeting Richard in person last summer at … Continue reading

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Learning To Lament

During this season of Lent our church is studying Lamentations. Lament is an art form we are completely numb to as Americans. We really don’t want to open our eyes and ears to what we really feel and think when … Continue reading

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Dark Clouds And Rainbows – Part II

In my last post I described, and showed off a photo, of this amazing double rainbow that stopped by my city last weekend. As an ominous storm with latent dark clouds came our way, it produced a stunning rainbow. That … Continue reading

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Dark Clouds And Rainbows – Part I

On Friday night, my son Josh had baseball practice at dusk. We showed up to the Harvey West baseball fields and right when we pulled in we saw the most vivid double rainbow. I’ve seen rainbows in my life, but … Continue reading

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