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Depending on the Spirit…

Each week, I am in several situations where I listen to pastors preach or people pray. Since I teach quite a bit, I have always taken an interest in how other pastors and people of faith prepare for appearances in ...

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Overwatch!

I was multi-tasking several nights ago - answering emails while the TV was on in the background. Janet was engrossed in some sort of thriller police show and one of the characters volunteered to provide "overwatch" for the rest of ...

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Medically Fragile…

Throughout the years, our daughter Kristin has had more than her share of medical challenges. She has had an usually difficult time with auto immune issues and I have made it a priority to go with Kristin to her infusions ...

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National Tie One On Day…

Today is Thanksgiving Day, 2021. Since I have written about Thanksgiving in past years, I thought I would write about yesterday instead - National Tie One On Day... Now, before you try to get ahead of me, the title could ...

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The New Liturgical Year…

This Sunday, today, marks the last week of the church calendar for the year, also known as the liturgical year. Next week, the first Sunday of Advent, we begin the new church year - which is as it should be. ...

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Friends…

As I have aged, it becomes more and more apparent to me that time is the one commodity that I can't change. I can, however, make decisions about accepting more work, or not, as I weigh the risk/reward of working ...

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Word by Word; Verse by Verse…

Back in the late 1990's, I started attending post graduate school with the hope of eventually being accepted into seminary. Sure enough, when I finally applied, I was accepted and spent more than eight years in various seminaries learning about ...

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Not Parakeet… Paraclete!

So many times we confuse words that sound alike but have entirely different meanings from one another. Such is the topic of our discussion tonight. The word "paraclete" is one that we don't use in our modern English very often. ...

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Hunkering Down for Winter…

We were in Charleston, SC several weeks ago, spending time with family and attending the wedding of our youngest niece. The weather was still nice and once the festivities had ended, we were ready to get back home. We ended ...

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Arms, Legs and Hands…

I recently read a story about a woman in a nursing home who had very few visitors and was alone most of the time. One day, in an effort to be kind, one of the staff people went to her ...

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