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Bittersweet and Beautiful

Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of my ordination into Christian ministry.  I have no idea how 28 years flew by so quickly.  I still vividly recall, as a 25-year-old, kneeling and having hands laid on me and how heavy those hands felt as the ordination prayer was prayed by my favorite theology professor. I wish I… Continue reading Bittersweet and Beautiful

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Time Out

In football games, a time out is for re-grouping, strategizing, managing the clock, drinking Gatorade and sometimes just for messing with the game plan of your opponent. In child rearing, a time out is to remove a child from his/her cycle of behavior; to teach him/her what is not acceptable through a bit of negative… Continue reading Time Out

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Confessions From a Pastor

Soon we will begin a new sermon series at church, Confessions from the Pastors.  I told my clergy colleagues I wasn't comfortable confessing things before God and everybody.  One mentioned, "Isn't that what a confession is?  Something you are uncomfortable admitting to God and others?"  I hate it when one of them is right...it is so rare it… Continue reading Confessions From a Pastor