Monthly Archives: May 2018

Thanksgiving On Memorial Day Weekend

I never wrote it down. When Conference Minister with office in Austin, Texas, from 1997—2005, I preached no less than 40 times each year in a different church each Sunday. We had 90 churches, so in about two years, each … Continue reading

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Mistakes Can Be The Best Learning Moments

You’ve seen this picture [below] before. That’s Okay. I want to share how another look at this picture has given me a whole new perspective on the novel now unfolding. I had selected the title, “Rivers Have Tributaries,” but now … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Being Normal

I remember. Clearly. Not to forget. How smooth and functional Jessica Cox is. I tried not to “WOW!” comment when she and her husband, Patrick, and I visited in their living room. During the conversation, Jessica pulled up a new … Continue reading

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When The Little Becomes Huge

Three key realities came to me yesterday…a rush of joy and gratitude. And, more to the point, evidence that caring doesn’t need to bring an example of being a benefit immediately. The realities: Zorba my Oregon fishing guide [aka Chris … Continue reading

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Celebrating A Family Moment

A personal moment in which pride blooms with joy and gratitude, a moment which happened yesterday. Let me scope it. Jason, my stepson, is 38 and since last December has battled illness and surgery. You are mostly updated on his … Continue reading

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The Value of “Then”

Got a call today from a new friend. Wanted to know how I was. Actually pretty good, but mumbled, “Okay…and you?” It was the societal level stuff. Deeper there’s inner quarreling on how honest I should be with people; it’s … Continue reading

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Just Words…or…An Irrepressible Truth?

Sure. Words. And to many, JUST WORDS. Not to me. I am grateful, never to forget how important gratitude is, in the very least keeps us from isolation and loneliness. In this regard I am grateful to my cousin, Tom … Continue reading

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