Monthly Archives: June 2016

How About Your Story?

I’ve shared, over the years for sure, actually since 1997 when I completed my last church pastorate, about my friendship with Bob Hotte. He and his beloved wife, Suzie [now deceased…God rest her soul] are dear friends…especially when the pastorate … Continue reading

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The Most Important Word

I’ve been thinking…although my basketball coaching son often counsels, “Papa, quit thinking; it hurts the ball club.” Ah, for spontaneity, right? But, not to let the thought escape…what is most meaningful to me…in others…and never perish the reality, in myself? … Continue reading

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When Life Is More Than Cotton Candy

It is hard today…to consider life…specifically, our very own life and living manner…in a way that makes value for others. I’ve always believed my treasured professor, Doug Meeks, is spot on. My words but his inspiration: you don’t grow when … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation

I never thought I’d write this. But, after reading an article this morning about the Orlando Shooter, I am compelled. To write about how painful and onerous it must be to live with sexuality conflict and maybe even confusion within. … Continue reading

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Don’t Stay In A Caterpillar World

I like what Muhammad Ali said about butterflies better than what I wrote yesterday. I said, “fly like a butterfly,” but his take is better: “float like a butterfly.” Much better. This morning I wonder…a self-wonder, but also including family … Continue reading

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Called To Be An Exception

A Sunday morning, June 12, 2016, harshed by over twenty slain in an Orlando night club. A week in which a singer was shot dead. A time of political hate-slinging. No one is innocent on the latter…it’s as if the … Continue reading

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Life Is More Than Boxing Gloves

No doubt. I didn’t pay enough attention. Yet, this morning, Friday, June 4, 2016, I read this from President Obama [NO, it’s not about the chagrining of political turf wars] that struck me with value…not about the gloves, but about … Continue reading

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