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me, Mike Huckabee, and Christ's descent from the cross
As I meditated yesterday on the presence of God, I returned to the image of Christ's descent from the cross , after he died, as he was prepared for a quick burial. I placed myself in the scene. I wanted to clean his wounds. I kept splashing the vinegar on m...
As I meditated yesterday on the presence of God, I returned to the image of Christ's descent from the cross, after he died, as he was prepared for a quick burial. I placed myself in the scene. I wanted to clean his wounds. I ...
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counting my blessings - perseverance of family movie night
I'm thankful that our family has a tradition of going out to the movie theater together once a month. The theater we go to has $6 tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Sometimes the movies are great, sometimes they don't live up to the hype. Either way, ...
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counting my blessings - perseverance of the annual get together
For years, before the kids were all adolescents, we had our first Advent gathering with a couple other families. We ate well, the kids played, we sang carols, and went home happy. We do this almost every year. We talk about getting old. We talk about our ki...
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counting my blessings - the perseverance of the saints at my job
I have worked at the same location for over 20 years now. I have been part of the weekly Bible study there for nearly half that time. As layoffs come and go, as companies are bought and divisions are sold off, the body of Christ has gathered every week to p...
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Peace officers
After Mike Brown's murder in Ferguson, I wrote here about the possibility of a different response to critical situations by police. Since other countries have far fewer fatal police - perpetrator engagements, there must be another way for the United States ...
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January 2015
This blog turns 10 this year. Here is the first post . I turned 45 this month. Wow! The more I learn, the less I know. When I used to blog multiple times a day, in the beginning, Twitter didn't exist. My self-righteousness was so easily aroused. And I would...
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counting my blessings - perseverance of the podcasters
In 2014 I embraced podcasts. Some of them give me hope theologically, usually the anabaptistic chaps, orthodox protestants who are not evangelicals. The peace Christians. Brian Zahnd at Word of Life Church Greg Boyd at Woodland Hills Church Bruxy Cavey at T...
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counting my blessings - perseverance of public parks
I really like hiking. But there aren't much in the way of mountains here on Connecticut's southeast coast. But we do have great parks. Today, I walked the dog around the big loop of Bluff Point State Park. It was beautiful. I love the coastal forest. I am b...
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counting my blessings - all my cubs are home
I like my kids. I brought the oldest one home from school tonight. Now I get to be with all of them at dinner for a few weeks. I am grateful for my nuclear family.
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counting my blessings - Christmas carols
I play in a church band. We play once a month and practice once a week. It is fun for me. This month we are working on Christmas carols. They are older music. The melodies are more complex. The timing is different. The lyrics are often profound. They take m...
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counting my blessings - perseverance of the bicycle commute
I bought myself this bike around my birthday in 2009. Wintertime is a great season in New England to find bicycles on sale. I wrote a review on it back then. I bought another bike a few years afterwards, but this one is my favorite. I ride in all seasons, a...
I bought myself this bike around my birthday in 2009. Wintertime is a great season in New England to find bicycles on sale. I wrote a review on it back then. I bought another bike a few years afterwards, but this one is my fa...
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Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ
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born at a young age, married young, have a young wife and young kids and am saved by the Creator of the universe, Jesus Christ
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