Monthly Archives: August 2018

Balanced Relationships Don’t Happen

Talking about relationships, no matter the factoring…as parents, as spouses, as siblings, as friends…as any two. Will use two-some in my reflection. Have kept with the definition of covenant as “two people each giving their fullest for the good of … Continue reading

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A Hiccup in Ordained Ministry

Fred Trost and Herb Davis—all combined are my middle names, latched on to Henry. I’m thinking of them today, Friday, August 24, 2018, for a primary reason. They, both in their own ingredient and gracious way to reflect ministry, taught … Continue reading

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Prayers…Please

I’m asking for prayers. Lots of prayers. Many if not most of you know I’m blessed with two of the dearest friendships that began in the earliest times…grade and high school. Doug White and I were born within a month … Continue reading

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Prayers….Please

I’m asking for prayers. Lots of prayers. Many if not most of you know I’m blessed with two of the dearest friendships that began in the earliest times…grade and high school. Doug White and I were born within a month … Continue reading

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The Best Fly-Casting Teacher

Not sure a kinder man graced my life. Del Edwards had to be gentle and patient. He was the high school driving a car for the first time instructor at a Eugene High School. He and his wife, Maecel, were … Continue reading

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My Inner Pulse Has a Voice

I don’t know the “word.” Maybe it’s “inkling”…maybe “sense”…maybe “inner gyroscope,” maybe a gentle word from one of the dearest friends in my life journey. Haven’t written much about it, but I have shared THE picture taken by my Colorado … Continue reading

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Death Brings Life

Death never has the same impact. This moment, the response is LIFE. When I read that Aretha Franklin died, my heart felt an enormous gratitude. I loved her voice. Have listened, again and again to her many powerful songs. Below … Continue reading

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Pure As The Driven Slush

Who is the enemy? Seems a question asked with that presumes, if not certifies, there are enemies. This morning I read the Boston Globe has invited editorials to address the question if the “press is the real enemy.” Of course, … Continue reading

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Breath-Taking Moments Today

There are times when the joy of the experience is beyond words. Today is a classic example for me. I’ve worshipped the last two Sundays with the members of Lakewood Christian Church in Waco. Their interim has had a heart … Continue reading

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Does Integrity Ever Win Over Popularity?

I believed it had philosophical substance, so used it. Was my first sermon, age 16, at Zion Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon, across from Irving Park. Mention that because the quote had some venue relevance, since Irving Park was where … Continue reading

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