Monthly Archives: February 2014

Making the Most of Lent

This article appeared in the Jones Valley Life magazine this month, but since most of you do not get that magazine, I will reprint it here for you. Growing up in the family of a Baptist minister, I heard the word “Lent”, … Continue reading

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Think Before You Speak

“Think before you speak”:  what simple advice, but so hard to learn.  In my youth, I tended to engage my mouth before engaging my brain, with expected results.  When I was a sophomore in high school, I was in the … Continue reading

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Fifty years ago

Where were you fifty years ago?  For many of you, you probably were not even born.  For the rest of us, we have been reminded in recent days about two momentous events that happened half a century ago.  Last fall, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness for All?

As a guest preacher some time ago, I was preaching about lepers who were cleansed by Jesus.  As part of that sermon, I shared how leprosy not only involved a physical disease, it also resulted in social isolation for those … Continue reading

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