Category Archives: About Me

springtime talk

I managed to get my talk written yesterday afternoon and evening as my spouse and son talked computers and then played out the final match-up of the family chess tournament my son orchestrated. (His dad won, but the newly 12-year-old … Continue reading

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assignment: springtime

I was asked to speak at a women’s club tomorrow. The theme or topic is Springtime. At the time I said yes, I thought it was a great topic for this moment, but I haven’t had much chance to think … Continue reading

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in-between times: beach, beer, bikes

It feels as if we are entering a time of in-between times. I have a sermon to write for Palm/Passion Sunday. Maybe that’s what I will write about: the in-between times. This week is my spring break and the kids’ … Continue reading

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one year later

Sometimes the kids say to me, “remember when we thought we just had an extra week of Spring Break?” I’m not sure I have a lot to say on this anniversary, but, as I have been doing occasionally, I wanted … Continue reading

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star words and inaugurations

We did star words just this week. My word is celebration. I liked it from the moment I heard it. I will have a half-century birthday this year, so celebration seems appropriate (not sure whether we will be in pandemic … Continue reading

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1/6/21

Epiphany. The Magi make it to the child Jesus, but not before stopping by and seeing Herod. Herod, a leader terrified of losing power. This year, Epiphany may be more about Herod than about the Magi or the baby. Last … Continue reading

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new year, new day, new post, new shows

Here is how I finished our annual family Holiday letter: So… it’s been a year. It’s been different, but easier for us than for many. We are healthy and together and muddling through somehow. We rejoice and celebrate the new … Continue reading

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7 on sunday

I finished Star Trek Voyager. I liked it well enough. I think it’s a solid science fiction show. I kind of liked it better before it became the 7 of 9 show, but she grew on me. I realized if … Continue reading

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quarantine update (mostly for me)

Yesterday was my 49th birthday. It was surprisingly busy. I got up early and wrote a sermon and then went to the church to record it (4 of us distancing in a sanctuary meant for something like 600). The others … Continue reading

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reading challenge

At the beginning of this year, I challenged myself, for my study reading, to read only books I had already purchased on my Kindle App, but had never actually read or finished. I began with Carol Howard Merritt’s Healing Spiritual … Continue reading

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