Sounds, smells, and sights

Sometimes early in the morning, just as the light is first appearing, I sit by an open window and soak in the sounds of the birds, the sight of the leaves in the trees waving at me, and the smell of the grass that was cut the day before.     I see these as gifts […]

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The Sacrifice of Praise

Back in the 1980s, a new church started in the town where I lived. As a reporter for the local paper, I’d interviewed the new pastor and was compelled to support him and his wife on their first meeting with the community.  At one of the first of many Singsperations, I was introduced to a […]

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Where’s the fun?

Where’s the fun? How can sitting in front of a computer screen for hours writing about God and people and life – how can that be fun? How can you spend hours doing online seminary studies and consider it fun?  How can you find fun in doing so many things you do all alone? Well, […]

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Time to Go

“Time to go!” How many times in our lives have we heard that phrase? Mom calling to us when we were children. Bosses  reminding us of meetings. Friends wanting us to move just a little faster because there was fun ahead waiting for us. What about that still small voice that nudges at you, but […]

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But Why?

Why has always been a word that comes very quickly to mind, even if I don’t speak it. I like to tell myself that it is natural curiosity, the researcher in me, the wanna-be scientist buried deep inside of me, the former journalist looking for truth… Yeah. Okay. Or maybe, just maybe it is the […]

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Where Do I Go From Here?

When the worst that could happen, happens. When the worst eventually turns out to be far from the worst, and the emotions have run their course and you are faced with a reality you just don’t know what do to with, then what? Maybe the disciples had this question raging in the back of their […]

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