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.

Today Well Lived Makes…

Right now, this very reflective moment, I’m in my birth home, 6238 N.E. 25th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Getting ready for school, having practiced the piano. My mother, a virtual angel impersonating a human being, loved KOIN KLOCK, a talk/music radio … Continue reading

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God Leaves The Light On For Us…Always!

I’m ready. Yes. Am starting the emotional preparation for Wednesday morning. Consider it a fishing trip. The guide will be Dr. Louis King. A dear friend, one of those on a 1-10 is a 12, never lacking a sense of … Continue reading

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The 11th Commandment

No one has asked me. That’s okay. Nonetheless, if I were asked about the Ten Commandments, especially given the bereft value system today, especially when racism is rampant and homophobia is perhaps at all all-time high, I would, with humility … Continue reading

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The Ministry Of Vulnerability

I realized early, never a seminary theme, that ministry is not a popularity contest. It’s a call to life to never avoid vulnerability. I remember once listening to William Sloane Coffin, who to a group of clergy, myself included, said, … Continue reading

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Words Matter…Always!

Two words on this Valentine’s Day…they are vital. INTENTION…..CARE My memory will not be clear, make that lucid to what has happened over the years. Am having some trouble with names. Yesterday my day-brightening son, Andrew, interviewed me. He wanted … Continue reading

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The Real Heart

A lesson affirmed. Again. And again. When I began my first ordained ministry, St. Pauls Church [yes, the apostrophe is not used] Northside of Chicago, it was like seminary. The two pastors on staff, Fred Trost as Senior Pastor and … Continue reading

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Life…The Essences…Friendship and Fishing

Andrew, at times the master of the understatement, looked from wall to wall, in my home office, “Gosh Dad, too bad you don’t have pictures of fish and the family.” Loved it. Andrew is my son. His brother, Matthew, will … Continue reading

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