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What’s Your Number, Pastor?

There it was in an email I had received.  I predicted out loud to my wife on our way home from church that another one was slipping away.  My mind raced to figure out what I could do to tighten … Continue reading

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The Knowledge of Good and Evil

“What God says doesn’t matter! What God declares to be off-limits isn’t really off-limits if you don’t want it to be off-limits.  You have just as much right to decide good and evil for yourself as God does.  If you want … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Ohio House of Representatives

Earlier this year I was invited by Rep. Kristina Roegner, State Representative for Ohio’s 37th House District (standing to my immediate left, in this picture, along with the Speaker of the Ohio House, Rep. William G. Batchelder), to offer the … Continue reading

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A Peg in a Hole

A Peg in a Hole.  I continue to try to get my wife’s writings out there to be read; so, I pass this one along for your enjoyment and encouragement.

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Good Moms and Bad Days

Good Moms and Bad Days.  Since I haven’t had time to write recently, I thought I’d post this for Mother’s Day, written by my wife.

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Dishes and Doilies

Originally posted on Ponderings from the Parsonage:
I recently enjoyed a relaxing evening with friends watching the newly-released movie, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”    While there were many scenes and sayings in the movie that caught my attention, one dialogue…

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Driven to Be Post-Modern

Without getting all philosophical and all, this post-modern age (this era that has emerged from the modern age that gave us the affluent, technological, media-driven, high-production, successful lifestyles we enjoy) is rooted in all kinds of things, a major one … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Jesus: the Greatest Moment in History

I have been challenged to spend the next 40 days writing reflectively on the resurrection of Jesus.  That’s how many days there were between his resurrection and his ascension (Acts 1:3).  It won’t be daily, but I am going to … Continue reading

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It’s Time for “New” Again

It’s the time of year for new beginnings and new starts.  The need for such newness is highlighted by the glut of advertisements that are targeted at overweight, balding, skin-blemished, and in-debt people.  It’s the promise of something better dangled … Continue reading

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Riding through the Woods on a Snowy Afternoon

I was out for a ride in the woods earlier today with my daughter and father-in-law.  We circled around my in-law’s property: down a hill to the lower field with its cut cornstalks still protruding from the ground, along the … Continue reading

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