Author Archives: Mark H Miller

About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.

Where Is Your Holy Ground?

Exodus 3.5: Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” “Standing on Holy Ground,” evidence of said declaration in many points in the Bible.  … Continue reading

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Life Is NOT Harmless

I’ve maintained, well before my ordination on June 17, 1966, the most important value for any person, regardless of race or creed or team they support [!] is to have empathy. Empathy, not sympathy. The latter has a condescending component, … Continue reading

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Don’t Become Numb

In pondering today’s world, often described as a “debacle,” there’s one word that I fear.  Will get to that word in a moment. This morning I read this quote from Senator Duckworth, a veteran who lost both legs in combat … Continue reading

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River Runs Through US

In writing my life narrative—as in memoir—I included the moments which impacted my life and strengthened my living. Or. Something like that. Of course, experiences when I had to reach up to touch bottom, but the untoward were always instructive, … Continue reading

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Mary, Did You Know?

I’m tempted…really tempted…to launch on today’s news…Mary Trump’s book, the verbal slashing of Senator Duckworth, called a coward, the obvious conflict between President Trump and Dr. Fauci… But I won’t. Instead I want to “go biblical.” One of the most … Continue reading

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Bells For A New Day

The image is never lost. No matter where or when I hear, “Amazing Grace,” I go somewhere. Well, wrong. Not somewhere. I go to the Good News Church Soup Kitchen. They gather…the most bedraggled and wretched [their own declaration] you … Continue reading

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Make A Difference

Make a difference. When you read that, what’s the first name that comes to mind? The person who’s made a difference in your life? In my “walking the human landscape,” no one name dominates. Although there are many who would … Continue reading

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Flavor of the Day–Communication

I never earned an academic degree in communication. Was very basic with History and Psychology in college and Pastoral Care in seminary. However, over the years [put minimally] I’ve picked up some pointers. For “whatever reason,” communicating skills is my … Continue reading

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Happy Interdependence Day

It is July 4, 2020 I heard most of President Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech last night. Perhaps you did, too. Even if not, I am sure you are aware of his thematic approach that the current culture is destroying American … Continue reading

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Freedom Cannot Stand Alone

Am pondering…not a bad pursuit…what freedom means. Don’t have any deep insight that doesn’t echo your own. I do know that freedom doesn’t mean do whatever you want. I believe with freedom comes impact. When it’s possible, and that doesn’t … Continue reading

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