Monthly Archives: April 2019

Best Time Of Life Is NOW

When it happens…ah, rejoicing is not overly stated. I received the following quote about now-ness from Jennifer Hagen Miller, my daughter-in-law. She and Andrew and their crew—Dylan and Taylor—are having a great time for this school year in Stuttgart, Germany. … Continue reading

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Create The Ripples

Over the years, make that decades—since 1997 when I arrived in Austin to learn what the life and mission of conference ministry is/was all about, I met Mike Murray. He probably can recall; I can’t. How we met. I do … Continue reading

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Heard A Good Sermon Lately?

A question I cannot answer: ARE SERMONS OF VALUE TODAY? My personal answer is yes…most of the time. I never preached on a week/week schedule until seven years in ministry, called to Lakewood United Church of Christ in Colorado. Go … Continue reading

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Easter: The Tomb IS Empty!

It is Easter morning, about to drive to my church for the 7:30 a.m. service, looking forward to the “early crew” and Bob Gribble. Bob is not his real name. His real name is hyphenated: PASTOR-HEART. It was Bob who … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday: Magic Moments

IT struck me…an act of spontaneity. Didn’t sing to the top of my voice…but did sing along with the fans this afternoon at Wrigley Field, in the middle of the 7th inning as they sang, “Take Me Out To The … Continue reading

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Good Friday…Not Misnamed

Today is Good Friday, a day not misnamed. Here’s my take…the convincing truth of Jesus is there’s nothing we experience He avoided. Even more, he had to go through death in order for our full human experience to be a … Continue reading

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The Power of Washing Windows and Sweeping Streets

Time will never fade this memory and the profound impression upon my heart and soul. It was August of 1958. I attended a national Christian Education Conference at Purdue University. The guest speaker and vesper preacher was Dr. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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