Monthly Archives: December 2016

Trustworthiness? Where Have You Gone?

Some verities can never be changed no matter one’s insistence. As I think of this year as history and the new year as hope and promise [far more than despair and threat] it is a deep truth—in any relationship, including … Continue reading

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Bill Monroe Writes of a Poignant Reality–Life and Death and Value

Over the years…okay, decades…I’ve been blessed in friendship with many sportswriters, whether or not I’d get a victory pitching, or even complete the game. In high school days it was Ferd Borsch, in early ministry it was Sam Smith, in … Continue reading

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Make The Good Irresistable–An Epiphany Reflection

Some habits are not broken; nor should they ever be. I drove around the neighborhood last night and noticed how many Christmas decorations, especially all the lights, were no longer. Imagine now that Christmas is over, time to put away … Continue reading

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The Eve Day of Christmas Eve Day

It is the day before the day before. It is the eve day of Christmas Eve. A time that is special, no matter the incidents that more than impact…they barrage us. I remember…memories have many shades…I remember one night, the … Continue reading

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Friday morning…about life and death, colorful jackets and Sager Strong

Ah, the realities of life today. I am saddened…very deeply…that Craig Sager died after a two-year leukemia battle. He was part of the pulse of sports casting…even more, of sports. I didn’t know that Sager, 22 at the time, was … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Question

The ultimate question is not self-definition. The ultimate question is not what will happen to our country the next 4 or 8 years? The ultimate question is not what I am good at…and never ask what am I weak at…rather, … Continue reading

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Called To Be Helpers Along The Way

I admit I’m in a funk. Have found myself swirling in a strange place. The vibes, well beyond breathing, are unsettling. I know I’m not a stranger in this. And yet, what does it all mean in my very own … Continue reading

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Greatest Value of Christmas

I meet David Lose every week. Well, somewhat pushed. David Lose connects with me through his written reflections every week. He is one of the most helpful sources to greeting each day with hope. He’s president of a Lutheran Seminary … Continue reading

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Kindness Anyone?

My perspective? Could be only self-serving. Could be a complete erosion of humility. On the other hand, it could be helpful. Let me go for it now. This morning in his reflection Tom Ehrich made a case for kindness. Before … Continue reading

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