Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Reasons I Miss My Cats

Back in 2009, I wrote a post called Why I Hate My Cats.  And Why I Love Them.  You can read about it here.But now, I neither hate them nor love them.  I just miss them.Over the last couple of months, one of them wandered away to die in the woods. She...

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The Storm Before The Calm, Week 5 — After The Storm

I alluded to this on Tuesday . . . I can't wait for this Sunday's message.It comes from a biblical story that you have probably never heard used in a sermon.It leads to a question that all too many of us neglect to ask.I pray it brings healing to debris fields...

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Psalm 19 — Creation And Law

Psalm 19 is a glorious hymn that at first glance connects a theology of creation with a theology of worship:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.2 Day after day they pour forth...

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Some Thoughts On A Vacation

In between Sunday, July 21 and Saturday, July 27, my wife Julie and I spent a vacation week at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with our 23-year-old daughter Taylor and 20 year-old-son Riley.Here's what the three of them looked like on a windy Friday night outside...

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Morning Moods

I have learned something recently that I think is worth sharing:What you listen to when you drive to work affects your mood when you get there.Now: I don't have a long drive to work in the morning.  But for years, I have been listening to sports talk radio for my...

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Exclusive Inclusivity

One of Methodism's buzzwords is "inclusive."  We are to be, the thinking goes, an inclusive church.That includes (catch that?) the language we use about God.  You can read the denomination's perspective on gender-inclusive language here. Such gender...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Summer Movies

Summertime is also movie time, which moves me to thinking.And as you know by now, I think in terms of "lists" and "tops."So what are the five movies that make me think "summer" more quickly than any others?Here goes:5.  Corvette Summer.  Never to be confused...

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