Monthly Archives: July 2019

Three Strikes Doesn’t Mean You’re Out!

Ah, how a blog jogs memories. In writing about baseball, my Saturday Preacher, Art, shared the following, about parenting their son, Luke. From Art: His son, now coaching youngsters, said, “Dad. I’m at the end of my rope. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Gratitude Wins!

I had a delightful time preaching yesterday. The lectionary text I chose was Psalm 52. Go ahead and read it…more than interesting until it gets to verse 8. All about corruption and deceit and not telling the truth. Hmmmm. Then, … Continue reading

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Shoot, Johnny! Shoot, Austin!

Johnny didn’t hate basketball. He simply was afraid to even touch it. To dribble? To shoot? No way. But, look. It was the YMCA and Johnny’s parents wanted to scrunch much of Johnny’s being alone with being on a team. … Continue reading

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Agencies Of Goodness–You and I

Curtain doesn’t come down on transparency. Without excuse or compromise, I’m a Chicago Cubs fan, started the summer of 1966, when I began ministry at St. Pauls Church in Chicago. [Think it’s the only St. Pauls without an apostrophe.] Second, … Continue reading

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What’s Life All About?

I don’t know Alfie but I can ask what life’s all about. It doesn’t course through me…and unlikely you…every day. Yet, I ask what your value is? Not your wealth. Your value? In high school, yep, class of 1958, there … Continue reading

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When Civility Loses

A moment. But so much more. I saw the game…and as, what perhaps can be titled an unrepentant Chicago Cubs fan, I was a happy fan, from my Leander television room. The Cubs won the game on a walk-off homerun. … Continue reading

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A Day To Affirm…With God’s Paintbrush

This morning’s walk with my “kids,” Caleb, Copper and Faith, had two benefits. Plus, an e-mail from my Rabbi Guide…all of which come together for the good. There were about ten high school students running in our neighborhood. Copper and … Continue reading

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