Monthly Archives: March 2016

Prayers Matter

This morning, with a boost and not a jolt, Tom Ehrich voiced comfort and peace. I appreciate him of being a voice of comfort and peace…and where necessary he’s really irksome. Because he keeps me from resting and not caring. … Continue reading

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The Voice Of Easter

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues, You are aware the mentor in my ministry is Fred Trost. He was the senior pastor at St. Pauls Church in Chicago when I took my first ordained ministry steps in 1966. Since then we … Continue reading

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Easter Is Not A Day

There are certain personal dynamics we cannot face alone. And. Those same dynamics cannot be taken on with each other. No, this is not a riddle. It’s a reality faced yesterday. And the day before. And. Later this week. Key … Continue reading

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Give ‘Til It Feels Good

The store manager had no idea. Nor should he have. As a store manager, the law is the law: shoplifters are caught and turned over to the police. Both start and end of his story. But, no. In this particular … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom in the Face of Tragedy

A personal note: I read John Harbaugh’s statement to his Baltimore Ravens football team, sent shortly after the Thursday motorcycle accident. Tray Walker died this morning. How painful and sad as tragedy visits. Grace and peace, Mark. In response to … Continue reading

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Sign Your Work

One of my best friends I’ve never met. In person. Yep, wasn’t made up…even more, didn’t plan on this being the case. When we lived in Snoqualmie we’d get the neighborhood paper whether we wanted it or not. Was good … Continue reading

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What Happened To Good Friday?

It didn’t stop my driving. But it got my attention. A normal drive to our HEB grocery store turns on the corner of New Hope and Bell. Returning home today I saw the sign of the New Hope Baptist Church … Continue reading

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