Monthly Archives: December 2011

Buzzards and Tragedy–Oh My.

I was touched by this article this morning, December 23, 2011 about the death of a Texas A&M football player in a car accident, from Yahoo: COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio has been … Continue reading

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Eating liver and a new name for Mary

In the I wish I had known department:  Read that 2012 U.S. Olympic contestants are told if there is one food they should NOT eat it’s liver.  Because it can accelerate the vulnerability to drug testing.  Had I known that … Continue reading

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Any good at dancing?

I don’t remember it clearly—other than the white gloves.  Had to be 8th grade, maybe a year before.  Believe it was the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Portland, Oregon.  The dance class was about even gender-wise, no real dating attachments, so … Continue reading

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What prevails in our lives?

Have often said—prayed—preached—counseled:  faith is not for protection.  Faith is for endurance. That leads to today, the count-down week to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, when candles are lighted and the darkness does not win; rather, it’s shattered, as the … Continue reading

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Been indifferent lately?

It’s hard to look at life indifferently.  Sometimes, at least wistfully, I wish that weren’t true.  Yet.  To scan the headlines, to be aware of this and that, and not have a “feeling connection,” means perhaps indifference wins.  It shouldn’t. … Continue reading

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A choice in leadership: democracy or effectiveness?

It was meant as humor.  It was more.  Some years ago—but who’s counting these days when each day is a gifted blessing, no matter what—one of the ministers in the conference where I was the Conference Minister, in answer to … Continue reading

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When Religion Fractures

I can remember.  It came back to me.  Two experiences that warned me about the arrogance of Christianity. Even led to a few sermons. Have related this before, when in the 8th grade I went with my friend to a … Continue reading

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