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“Classic BLOGS… from the past”

Originally posted April 26, 2020 “What, Me Worry” My mother used to say “boy, your father was a “worrier; he really knew how to worry”.  I guess that’s where I inherited my tendency to worry. Ask Judy if I’m a worrier and she won’t say a word, but her “eyebrows” will go up…. Hmmm. Worry is … Continue reading “Classic BLOGS… from the past”

NEWSFLASH— We’re Not In Charge”

Originally Posted Sept. 3, 2021 It’s amazing how we think we’re in charge. We have all this latest technology, we’re so smart. We’ve found this cure, we can fly civilians into space, we have robots to do our work. Wow what about these cell phones… “hey Alexa, what’s the temperature in Istanbul ?”.  Many think that we’re … Continue reading NEWSFLASH— We’re Not In Charge”

“Open The Door” 

Originally Posted Sept. 2, 2021 Recently I’ve been posting a number of BLOGS from last year. As I read some of them I can think, “wow that’s pretty good, or hmmm, not so good.” What’s interesting is that my assessment may not correspond with your assessment.   We all can have different opinions about almost everything. … Continue reading “Open The Door” 

“It’s Not Easy”

I was recently watching an episode of “The Chosen” and was struck by the dialogue of Jesus with the apostle “James - the Lesser”, who is depicted as having a disability. James is asking for a healing and Jesus does not heal him. It’s pretty intense….. it was a straight forward, non flowery, even blunt … Continue reading “It’s Not Easy”

“You Are Beautiful”

Today Judy and I  were asked to “share our faith story” with some young people at Koinonia Academy…. grades 7-12, about 13-18 in age.  Having not spoken to a group of young people for quite awhile, I was trying to remember what would be important to them at that age. Gee, what was I focused on when … Continue reading “You Are Beautiful”

“Only In God Is My Soul At Rest

“In this is love, not that we loved God but that HE LOVED US and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.” (1Jon 4:10) This quote from the first letter of St. John is very important. If we don’t get this straight, we can find our self trying to earn our way into God’s … Continue reading “Only In God Is My Soul At Rest

“Be Careful of Headlines”

Have you heard of Yellow Journalism…. “ it refers to sensationalistic or biased stories that newspapers present as objective truth. Established late 19th-century journalists coined the term to belittle the unconventional techniques of their rivals.” Hmmmmmmm, sounds very familiar; I guess today it’s called fake news.  Headlines are meant to grab your attention… causing you to read the rest of … Continue reading “Be Careful of Headlines”

“ Timing ”

Originally Posted August 30, 2021 Timing is very important. “Take the chicken off the grill too early and you have raw chicken…. cut the prospect from the team before he’s matured and you may miss the next Stan Musial or Roger Staubach…” Anxiety and crises and curiosity can sometimes cause us to seek the status … Continue reading “ Timing ”

“I Can See Clearly Now”

Originally Posted Aug. 29, 2021 In 1972 the song “I Can See Clearly Now” , by John Nash was number one on the charts. It’s a bouncy uplifting song, and the words speak to another thing that happened in 1972… Judy and I turning from a lot of confusion in our life, turning back to God. We … Continue reading “I Can See Clearly Now”

“Swingin Stan The Man”

Sometimes I find myself defending certain positions ….. not arguing with anyone or saying anything, but being somewhat out of sorts because my position isn’t being shared or affirmed. The topic could range from the important to trivial.  Growing up we usually bought Fords, from the Blue ’49 Ford to the ’53 Ford, the ’62 … Continue reading “Swingin Stan The Man”