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How to Make your Preacher’s Day (2017)

Many of you may remember that I wrote this last year.  But it brought tears to my eyes as I reread it, and it may do the same for you.  So as summer comes and reruns are common on TV, … Continue reading

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If They Were Here (You Would Have Told Them)

I don’t usually preach with any one person in mind.  I don’t target people, no matter how much they need it.  In my first church, I had a parishioner who I will call “Carol” (not her real name).  Carol was … Continue reading

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A Hot August Night

It was a hot August night in 1968 and I was sitting in the un-air conditioned Armory in Minneapolis, MN, listening to a rock concert.  The hard rock group Vanilla Fudge had re-recorded a Supremes song “You Keep Me Hanging … Continue reading

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Independence Day Revisited

Originally posted on souletosoul:
I was working on another idea that had nothing to do with the Fourth of July but decided to wait a week on that story.  Instead, I will focus on the holiday.  Now if this sounds…

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Bleach

One Sunday after church we returned home for lunch.  The food was not quite ready so I changed out of my Sunday clothes into something more relaxed, which included one of my favorite Polo shirts (one that had been a … Continue reading

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Eyes Like Jesus

Having worn glasses since I was in second grade, I often wish I had better eyesight.  Recently, while on vacation, I put my glasses beside the bed before going to sleep.  In the early morning dark, I started feeling around … Continue reading

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Whose Woods These Are

The opening lines in Robert Frost’s iconic poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” read:  “Whose woods these are, I think I know.  His home is in the village though….”  These words come to mind from time to time … Continue reading

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12/13/14

I had another blog ready to go, and then realized that we had an interesting date this weekend.  This Saturday (or depending on when you read this, today, or last Saturday) is one of those dates that make a unique … Continue reading

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Judging by the Heart

When I was in geometry class in high school, I sat behind a girl who was one of my good friends.  In front of her was a student from a poorer family in town.  This guy was not able to … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

As many of you realize, my dog, Churchill and I walk each morning for about an hour.  We vary the route, but often take the same basic routes.  On one variation we go past a wooded lot that is overgrown … Continue reading

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