A Week In The Life . . .

Last week (Monday, March 27 - Sunday, April 2) had an interesting "full circle" arc to it.  Here's what I mean: Monday -- I began the week making a Monday morning visit to a young adult in the behavioral unit of an area hospital.  Towards the end of a conversation in...

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Thinking About What You’ve Stopped Thinking About

For 2017, we have added Staff Seminary to our repertoire of how our staff gathers. What is Staff Seminary?  It's a monthly workshop in which our staff receives interactive training in the skills of ministry.  We have scheduled ten such gatherings in 2017, and I am...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Scriptures On Eternal Life

While it can be dangerous to attach too much importance to single verses of Scripture -- thereby yanking them out of context -- nevertheless there is something so powerful about certain sentences in the bible. Especially those that speak of eternal life. These are the...

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#TBT — Fall, 1994

It's the fall of 1994.  Taylor has just started kindergarten. Riley has just turned two. I like wearing pleated khaki slacks and plaid short sleeve shirts. Julie, apparently, is the photograher. We're in the Mt. Carmel parsonage in what remains one of our family's...

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