Monthly Archives: February 2014


The time is drawing closer and closer for the pilgrimage and it is time for logistics.  No, not UPS, but I do understand their pleasure in logistics.  Time for some detail work.  Much of the big details were decided last … Continue reading

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God will never forget us

Isaiah 49:14-15, Psalm 62, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Matthew 6:24-34 You have to read the texts for this weeks lectionary very closely, because you can misunderstand the underlying subtext. The theme through all of these is that “God will never forget … Continue reading

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What kids pick up

One of the greatest and gravest responsibilities I have is the confirmation class of 11 and 12 year olds.  We choose that age because they are just entering that early formal operational stage, where asking questions and challenging the status … Continue reading

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Snow day

Don’t laugh. We had a snow day. Actually we had two snow/ice days. One of them legitimate and the other sort of a pre-false alarm. And I know it sounds absurd that less than .5 inches of snow should bring … Continue reading

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Night out on the town, sort of

I have rented out part of my home to a friend who is attending culinary school. This works out for me on so many different levels, not the least of which is a designated “night out on the town, sort … Continue reading

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Walking with poles

Of all the new equipment I am learning to use for my Camino pilgrimage, I think I like my trekking poles the best They are probably only practical for pilgrimage walking or hiking, I don’t see any real use for … Continue reading

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These are hard things

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalms 103; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48   Nothing that starts out in Leviticus will be easy. No matter how simple it seems. For that reason we tend to stay away from that text. Who wants to … Continue reading

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Music of the church

I love traditional worship. Especially the music. Especially hymns, played on the organ, loud. Really loud. I would be the equivalent of a person who enjoys loud rock n’ roll, (which I also enjoy), except that it would be loud … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is what you say

I do love my ministry at the College. But it is a challenge. I am teaching, along with about 100 colleagues, adults who without this education stand no chance at a meaningful career or employment that will be life sustaining. … Continue reading

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