Monthly Archives: March 2013

Not Just Any Holy Week

First time I’ve done this: count the number of Holy Weeks since ordination.  This time around the number is 46.  In their own way, although memory plays tag with me, hence resembling swiss cheese and its many holes, a few … Continue reading

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Pay For Someone Else

Jackie Switzer is a parishioner of a Christian Church in Round Rock, Texas—where I had served as interim pastor a few years ago.  In her e-mail message this morning was the following letter: Dear G: Today is Nicholas’ birthday. I … Continue reading

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Enough Time with the Children?

A memory that was put into that rarified room called sacred and valued, never to be forgotten.  Early in my ministry, my first-born son, Matthew, about 3 years of age only smiled when I announced at dinner, “Matthew, your father … Continue reading

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Something out of Nothing

Maybe you’ve seen this.  Won’t hurt to see it again.  Maybe you don’t even know who this person is.  Won’t hurt to read it.  Maybe you couldn’t care less.  Won’t hurt to reconsider. My appreciate to Steven Glover, a member … Continue reading

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No Funeral Director Wanted

This blog has been marinating since we arrived in Seattle, early October of last year.  As many of you know I’ve been preaching in two congregations:  The Congregational Church in Forks [once a month] and the Eastgate Congregational United Church … Continue reading

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A new day dawns with hope

Isn’t it amazing…to be read isn’t it wonderful…what has happened this week? I read that new Pope Francis on his first day as shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, picked up his luggage at a Vatican hotel, personally thanked … Continue reading

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The Ministry of the Harmonica

Roger is a dear friend, former parishioner, now a retired dentist.  In my last parish a member of our church had no money to speak of, but a kind heart and frequently would go with some of us to staff … Continue reading

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