Monthly Archives: October 2010

Lessons That Matter [cont’d.]

I’m not sure it mattered.  That’s not a flush of “oh gosh,” but probably a reality of the time and place.  Actually two lessons resulted. My home church–Zion Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon–asked me to preach my first sermon.  Was … Continue reading

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Lessons That Matter [continued]

Happened in early June, 1966, but it’s clear as this morning; a lesson that came with lots of pain and regret. For reasons I may never fathom–and that’s okay not to have EVERYTHING figured out–upon the eve of my ordination … Continue reading

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Thoughts about parenting

He stood taller than the towering Douglas Fir Tree, just behind the fence off the right field line.  I was 14, ready for my first pitch as a high school freshman.  My father had parked his garbage truck at the … Continue reading

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Lessons that matter

Someone inquired last week, “Now that you’re 70, what are the most important lessons that have stuck?” I’m sure there are more than many that didn’t.  The first lesson occurred–not only important in ministry, but for each of us no … Continue reading

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Monday morning

Today is both Good Friday and Easter…for different reasons, even though the metaphor’s overstated in this instance. Ever a Denver Bronco fan it is disheartening–that’s the polite version–to be crushed by Oakland Raiders.  To give up 59 points, to not … Continue reading

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Diane’s Surgery

Diane’s lumpectomy was this morning.  The surgeon reported, “The surgery went extremely well.  We took a sentinal node and will have a pathology report next week on the cancer and the lymph node.  We’ll learn then the definite information.  I … Continue reading

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