Tag Archives: peace

Why it can be good to wait

Waiting can be so hard. Waiting can feel like lost time, lost opportunity and for some, can even feel unspiritual! People from the outside can view your waiting as laziness, and people closest to you can sometimes mistake your waiting … Continue reading

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Signs of the times

“Another school shooting.” Those three words make my stomach knot-up, and leave a bitter taste in my mouth. What can we do to stop the violence? Continue reading

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Drinking poison

I recently read about an interesting “experiment” by the U.S. government, executed during the prohibition era. While it was illegal to buy, sell or manufacture drinking alcohol, the bootlegger’s black market made sure that massive quantities of beer and liquor … Continue reading

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Ferguson on my mind.

A week has passed since the Grand Jury reached its decision in the city of Ferguson, and things haven’t quieted down much. While Ferguson was ablaze in anger, shock and outrage, other cities have had little riots and protest marches as … Continue reading

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Three thoughts for the weekend

It was a big show down. Me and two of my buddies, Joe T and Terry K, were going to meet up with three other guys to settle a big dispute. It was a proverbial “meet me at the flagpole” … Continue reading

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I want to be like Richard

It was usually on Thursday, occasionally on Wednesday, but almost every week for close to two years, I met with Richard to talk about life. For the first year we were working on my ordination papers, but in the second … Continue reading

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Will you make a better story in 2014?

What do you know about Alfred Nobel? During the mid-1800s Alfred Nobel was a boomologist*. He is widely believed to have been the man responsible for creating TNT and he invented technologies with significant military application. He was a wealthy, … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Easter is one of my favorite Christian celebrations, because it brings to mind so many life-altering truths. Here are three of them as I think about this year’s Easter celebration: Easter reminds us that death isn’t the end: When Jesus … Continue reading

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Newtown on my heart

Not many hours have gone by in the last five days, where my wife and I haven’t thought about and talked about the events that transpired in Newtown Connecticut last Friday.   There are few words to offer when I … Continue reading

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Just looking for answers

My wife and I have been navigating some tough decisions in our lives, involving our kids and our family. If you have children, you know how challenging some choices can be. Often, there are no easy answers, and clarity is … Continue reading

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