Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Holiness Of A Moment

The memory came back. I don’t remember her name. I think she was from Nebraska, a relative of the family who had a funeral. The lady sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Truth. How often have we heard it sung? Sometimes good, … Continue reading

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A Celebration and Lament for Pride Sunday

We never were in the same social swirls in high school. Later, though, I’d steal his sermons. Unashamedly. Well, that’s overstated, because we’d reciprocate. Often. I am clueless to ask him why he shared mine? He’s dead now. And has … Continue reading

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Miller Field Still Lives In My Heart

Part of my life started here. Look, please. What do you see? A telephone pole, an alley [between 25th and 26th Portland, Oregon]. A sloping driveway. A nicely painted back of a house, a fence between garage and back porch. … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago Happens Now

It happened a day ago. No. It happened 20 minutes ago. No. It happened more than 40 years ago. And yet, it is happening now. Here’s the deal. I believe in ministry—my word, make it in living for anyone—pastoral care … Continue reading

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Two For The Price Of One

I got upset with someone I don’t know and will never see again. On an airplane. She and her husband were going to Chicago. We visited. I asked about her world and her husband’s. Basic. She is very proud of … Continue reading

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Life Matters; Then It Doesn’t

I remember it clearly, even though memory vacates too often lately. Name and venue unimportant. It really is. The call came, “Mark, please get here as soon as you can.” Nothing more, but a lot less. She was in chalk-white … Continue reading

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Adverbs Didn’t Win

Not sure how to entitle this blog, but it urges to be written. I love writing. Had never thought of writing a novel, but friends provided encouragement to take a 5-day class on fiction novel writing. The class started the … Continue reading

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