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These hands of mine

I’ve always heard that one can tell a lot by a man’s hands. For example, if they’re soft and smooth, then they very likely don’t work very hard. I once shook the hand of a … more

For Memorial Day - Serving Those Who Serve Us

Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service. But the day gives us a special opportunity to serve those who serve us.According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, … more

Elected to represent

We believe strongly that elected officials should be responsive to all of their constituents, regardless of party affiliation and regardless of voting history. more

Breaking down the Protestant Reformation

This year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so over the last few months, I’ve been writing about some of the important consequences of that event. And one of the biggest … more

A Trip to the ER

Over the weekend, we had plans involving family and pool time. Those plans, however, changed. We wound up at the emergency room after I upgraded my juggling act from oranges to an apple, a carrot, and a chainsaw. I had a feeling the carrot would be too much to handle. more

Relationships that matter ... eternally

On February 20 at 4:55 p.m., Jean Springer, my spiritual director for 25 years died.  We had a weekly standing appointment except for occasional vacations and retreat times when we were away. I feel very sad, restless and unsettled.

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My Garden of Life

I just finished watering my crops. Since most of them are planted in 5-gallon buckets with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, I have to water them just about every day. It seems that the ones planted into the earth stay hydrated longer and appear healthier than the ones in the buckets. They simply have a better foundation. more

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Inside of you are seeds of greatness. You are called to be unique yet distinguished; fearfully and wonderfully made. Your life up to this point may reflect accomplishments here and there. Or you may think the past holds your greatest days or worst … more

It’s a miracle baby

I was tired. I went to bed that night without getting a shower. My stinky golf clothes were on the floor. I think I slept for 45 minutes when it started. It was a little past 1:00 a.m. on Friday the 13th. 

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Trump is a problem, not the problem

On MLK day I listened to an interview on the NPR program “Fresh Air” with Melba Pattillo Beals. She was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. more

Remaking and reforming the Church

Well, it’s almost here. For the better part of this past year, I’ve been writing a series of columns about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and October 31st is the actual anniversary date.  more

What if Obamacare sold homeowner’s insurance?

If homeowner’s insurance worked like Obamacare, in no time at all homelessness would be a viable option for residents trying to lower their insurance cost.Under Obamahome, construction contractors … more

Don’t privatize veterans’ healthcare

Veterans have made enormous sacrifices for the United States. The rest of us should ensure that they lead prosperous lives after their service.Affordable, high-quality health care has been a … more

My Garden of Life

I just finished watering my crops. Since most of them are planted in 5-gallon buckets with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, I have to water them just about every day. It seems that the ones planted into the earth stay hydrated longer and … more

Let it Be

When the final studio album by the Beatles was released this month in 1970, the band had already broken up. As fans know well, the years of grueling tours, their widening creative differences, and … more

Burn your quit towel

God has called you to greatness. The scripture teaches us in Mark 11:23 if we speak to the mountain and do not doubt in our hearts, but believe what we have spoken then the mountain will be removed. … more

Corporate interests are warping the internet

Ajit Pai, the current FCC chairman and a former lawyer for Verizon, has repealed net neutrality. To do this, he had to solicit public to comment on the matter. more

We the People …

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit … more

Putting the law on the side of crime victims

While there are things I enjoy about public service, there are times when we deal with issues that are not fun, but are of critical importance. more
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