Monthly Archives: June 2017

Alfie? This Is What Life’s Essence Is All About

Am thinking of my “raise me up” family now. What they each did, not for themselves, but for me, even though their phrase would be, “it’s what families do.” But in my mind/heart/soul the best we can do for ourselves … Continue reading

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Do The Right Thing

I don’t forget everything—whew—and now, especially in the morning, which far more than not, is not mourning, I see something that triggers more than a blink. I’ll share the link in a paragraph or two. But, now I want to … Continue reading

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Giving God Our Best

Tom Ehrich discusses the importance of welcoming and why churches today, far too many, don’t get it. Have two personal thoughts and then his very prudent quotes. Have relayed the church in which I was baptized, confirmed and ordained: Zion … Continue reading

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Films That Preach

Not so much now, but in yesteryear and yesterdecade, I enjoyed sharing films as a church ministry, calling it “Theology of the Movies.” In these films I would look for a “Christ Figure,” one [or many more] in the movie … Continue reading

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Zorba!

There are times when an e-mail and picture make my day. This morning is a time…a smile to the ears and a nod of the heart. Backstory…almost 20 years ago I wanted to fish the Wilson River for steelhead. My … Continue reading

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Led By God Through A Child

In recent weeks, life has had its up’s and down’s. For all of us. As you know, Fred Trost was the first pastor I served in ministry with…St. Pauls Church, Chicago, circa 1966-69. To this minute, Sunday morning, he continues … Continue reading

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REMISSION!

The day dawned yesterday [and today and God’s gift of tomorrow] with joyful news. From a family’s Facebook affirmation: MRI SHOWED NO CHANGES FOR BRIAN DUTY AND THE DR. EVEN SAID, “REMISSION!” We rejoice in this…Brian is our nephew [Diane’s … Continue reading

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