Category Archives: Life in General

11 Ways to Receive Eternal Life

       Eternal life is one of my favorite topics. And it’s one of the most difficult to get across. I preached and taught about it for eleven years. And still, if you ask people in my congregation “what is … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Hunger

  The big news is that 50 Shades of Grey is packing the movie theaters of America today. Maybe that’s okay. I don’t know. It certainly titillates the sexual impulses of American culture. Our local theaters are charging $9.15 a … Continue reading

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A New Path

     Okay, I’m going to head down a new path and do something new. I’ve gotten bored with trying to give insight into the weekly lectionary as an assist to any clergy that might be reading this blog. At … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand Americana

  A headline in the Jan. 22, 2014 Wall Street Journal: “Natural Gas Price Soars to High as Storm Roars.” The article states, “The cold snap is pushing natural-gas futures higher on demand expectations as well.” A snow storm is … Continue reading

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Rest and Relaxation Aid Creativity

       Have you had any bright ideas lately? Maybe you’re too busy to have one.      By bright idea, I mean something new, innovative, unique, outside the box, revolutionary… something that no one else has discovered. And I have … Continue reading

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Be Here Now

  Last Sunday, Randy had some tests done at Vanderbilt Hospital and learned the same day he has an inoperable mass in his brain the size of a golf ball. Fifty-six years old, he runs six miles every day and … Continue reading

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Mental Illness – A Different Form of Evil

  It’s happened again. Another mass shooting. Twenty unarmed people engaged in their daily work attacked by an unbalanced person and resulting in twelve deaths. Yet according to news reports, the shooter was balanced enough to seek help from a … Continue reading

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Born to Hunt

       I had a bird dog in the 1970’s – a Llewellin Setter. She was a pretty little thing and a good hunter. In Ohio, there were wide open fields with short grass and fencerows, so it was a … Continue reading

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Parables – Be Like the Ant or the Grasshopper

  Parables are awesome teaching tools. Hopefully, the lesson they try to teach is truth. (Today’s blog is my contribution to the “August Synchroblog – Parables: Small Stories, Big Ideas.” After Aug. 15, there will be a list at the … Continue reading

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