Category Archives: Relationship with others

Amy Grant’s Phone Number

As some of you know, I spent several years of my life working in radio stations.  I was ten years in Christian radio, first at KFNW in Fargo, ND, then at WNDA in Huntsville, AL.  Later I worked for three … Continue reading

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Dean Jones

In light of the recent death of actor Dean Jones, I thought I would share our experience with him.  For those of you who do not know, Dean Jones, best known for appearing in Disney pictures including “That Darn Cat” … Continue reading

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Learning Humility

James 4:10 encourages us to “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”  We Americans are sort of unfamiliar with being a servant and being humble.  But I learned a little bit about it when I was … 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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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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Going the Extra Mile

A few weeks ago our doorbell rang.  That may not seem like much, but in our neighborhood that does not happen often.  Our community discourages random sales calls, and though it may happen occasionally, that has dramatically cut the number … Continue reading

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Give Them Yourself

When I went to seminary, we did not have Clinical Pastoral Education, but one of our pastoral care classes sent us in groups of 4-6 to different Twin Cities hospitals, once a week for the semester.  There we learned about … Continue reading

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