Monthly Archives: June 2020

An Irish Blessing–Gifted to each of us for comfort and peace

A wonderful blessing in my life is Doug White. We were neighbors, went to Jeff together. When I pitched, Doug was my catcher. More. So much more. All the years since our ’58 high school graduation, we’ve sustained our friendship. … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve…Keep Climbing

It’s Sunday morning, June 28, 2020. Thought about writing about a new voice I heard last night, Angelina Jordan. Oh, My! She’s from Norway. So inspiring. Then, my blog focus changed…Diane sent me this link. It’s about how life changes … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Day

Life is getting attention. Life is giving attention. Truth pushes for me, at least. I’d much rather give attention, be affirmative, note the goodness and value in life. Sure. The political smears, the COVID-19, the racism…those are headlines. But, this … Continue reading

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May The Heart Continue Better Than Well

Someone asked me, upon my first novel, which I thought I had finished, “Did you murder anyone?” I hadn’t. Yes, it was about fishing and ministry and family. Because my two wonderful teachers, Elizabeth the New York novelist, and James … Continue reading

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Time For Spark And Joy

Need some light and spark? I know I do…in a swirling world I think of R. Scott Peck, who in two books started with “Life is difficult,” and “Life is complex.” You could chapter head with such words as “COVID-19,” … Continue reading

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We Are The Lucky Ones!

I remember one gift in particular…was 1947…June 17…my seventh birthday. The gift was from my father…a baseball glove. It was the wrong hand. I was right-handed. The glove was for my right hand. My father explained, removed my curiosity, “Mark, … Continue reading

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When Fear Loses Power

I think it’s more than writing an autobiography. What is more? Having an instance in time take me back to more than decades ago. Let me explain. Seminary is three years. As I finished my second year I could not … Continue reading

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Function Above The Self

I am not inexperienced in working with police. Many if not most of you know that. For six years I volunteered with 30 other clergy as chaplain with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Rode one night a month with an … Continue reading

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Healing and Hope…Always Together

The music is more inspirational than the words. That’s, Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Yet the words tell us about David, whose imperfections would not sustain. The crown made no difference. The ruling of authority made no difference. What made the difference—I … Continue reading

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First Day In My New Year

I’m a J on the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory. That means my turning in a paper late is unacceptable, maybe even unconscionable. That means I am, or at least consider myself to be, very organized. In fact, I’m so organized Diane … Continue reading

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