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.

Faith Is Not Bullet-Proof

I know a preacher, God rest his soul, who preached the same sermon five straight Sundays. When asked about that, called by some of his most faithful church members as “excessive,” he smiled and said, “I’m not sure you get … Continue reading

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A Continued Voice About Leadership

Some more thoughts on “Evidence of a good leader.” Don Essig, friend for over sixty years, taught me two lessons…one fifty years ago and the other today. When I was Associate Pastor at the First Congregational Church in Eugene, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Evidence Of A Real Leader

A dear cousin, Tom, sent this. Such a remarkable example of a leader. My “sigh” is too many have a lack in this—the worst paucity of value in the world. I never salute narcissistic behavior…look at this quote— My best … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Know

I’ve talked about her before. Pauline Miller. The backstory. I began ordained ministry in July of 1966, Assistant Pastor at St. Pauls Chicago, Northside, Lincoln Park, Fullerton Parkway. [Bet there’s no other St. Pauls with no apostrophe!] My first step … Continue reading

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A Night To Always Remember

Emotion doesn’t prevail. But last night my emotion and enthusiasm went to a very high level. More specifically, unlike a fastball on the lower outside corner, the applause meter didn’t have a number. Yet. A huge Yet! I honestly don’t’ … Continue reading

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Being Treated Shabbily

When treated shabbily, even harshly, it’s hard not to reciprocate in same. Read this article that changes that. Not sure anyone has treated you with shabbiness, complained about you, made life for you difficult, even when not deserved or justified. … Continue reading

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What Do You Ask For?

Be brave; be humble; grow faster. That’s the sermon core from my Saturday Preacher, Art Johnson. He makes the point, after 39 years as McCoy’s Employee, how hard it is to ask. Sometimes for help for what you want. Sometimes … Continue reading

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