Monthly Archives: March 2014

When Death Visits

The first hospital visit, Grant Hospital just off Fullerton and a handful of steps from our St. Pauls Church, taught me an eternal lesson. More specifically, Pauline Miller was the teacher. She didn’t know it…and when I thanked her, am … Continue reading

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Basketball Takes On Cancer

“Don’t have rabbit ears.” Sure, that was more than fifty years ago when I tried to get the fast ball low on the outside corner…when I kept to the basics of a pitching motion, making sure my left hand brushed … Continue reading

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Troubles Can Be Gifts

I didn’t know this story. In reading it I saw in my mind’s eye so many. Certainly not to such extremes. But nonetheless, encumbrances. And when it’s your encumbrance, it often fends off, “Oh, it’s no big deal.” Example…years ago, … Continue reading

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When My Basketball Shot Broke The Rim

The rim broke. The game stopped. My shooting streak halted. For good. More than “for now”. For good, as in forever. A story this morning on Yahoo took me back to 1958. Let me explain. I played basketball for Jefferson … Continue reading

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Ways Churches Grow And Not Groan

Tim Tutt is the Senior Minister of the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethesda, Maryland. Formerly he was Senior Pastor at United Christian Church in Austin. Tim and I had lunch frequently, each of which time we’d claim … Continue reading

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When Winning Takes Second Place

Long, long ago…but it was a memory triggered last night…I’ve played with guys on my baseball team that when I left the university, I truly hoped I never saw them again. One in particular. His name is unimportant; his ethic … Continue reading

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Inspiration At The Opera

There was an experience Diane and I shared last night…that in the most impressive way, far beyond our best imagination, blew us away. Let me set a modest back story. Since the first of January my privilege has been to … Continue reading

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