Monthly Archives: May 2017

When Joy Beams

I’m not going to do what one grandparent did. A man flew first-class, non-stop, from Boston to Los Angeles. A grandmother sat next to him and asked, “May I show you my grandchildren?” Politeness pushed truth to the side. He … Continue reading

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Leadership Matters…For Good…or…For Nil

My experience is minimal…but not myopic. It isn’t. The foci are ministers and churches. The experience is, especially after a few years, at least two, the congregation’s attitude and approach to life, especially regarding each other’s, those for whom contempt … Continue reading

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Coping With Stress–Pencil and Paper In Hand

Coping with stress and anxiety, it seems, no matter which news cast you prefer, no matter where you are in life’s journey, no matter what the latest medical report defines, is a condition and challenge no one is a stranger … Continue reading

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Knowing The Difference Between Worth and Value

Douglas Meeks planted seeds of wisdom and goodness during my dMin studies at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, circa ’85-87. He taught me “to be made in the image of God is to be authorized to represent God.” He … Continue reading

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Dancing With The Stars–Grandchildren–Dylan and Taylor–Their Version. Love It!

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What Do You Make?

In the life journey, especially in my own family, I honor and celebrate teachers. This Facebook offering has such great wisdom…and power…and the necessity of knowing the difference between worth and value. Yes!

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The Voice and Heart of Others In Facing Dying, Death and Grief

Life is a learning process. No less is ministry. I remember once, during Doctor of Ministry classes at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, having lunch with good friend Walter Brueggemann. Walt is better than excellent in his Old Testament … Continue reading

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