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    bluebonnet spring

    by  • January 5, 2007 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    There’s the theology you discuss late at night over coffee or beers and then there’s the theology that gets lived out. The challenge, for me, is for the two to be quite similar. In coming to terms with my job situation, I turned to Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount: Therefore I...

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    living the dream

    by  • January 3, 2007 • Uncategorized • 18 Comments

    Ginger and I were watching something on TV on New Year’s Eve when one of the characters said something that gave me my watchword for 2007. I told her I had decided that, when someone asked me how I was, rather than saying, “I’m fine,” or “I’m doing well,” I was going to answer,...

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    a piece of paper

    by  • January 2, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Ginger told a wonderful story for the children’s message yesterday. A second-grader was having trouble with his writing assignment and kept making mistakes. Each time, he would erase what he had written to the point that he tore a hole in his paper. He went up to the teacher unsure of what to do....

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    not keeping time

    by  • December 29, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    My beautiful lapis blue 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport turned 166,000 miles today and it’s still going strong. Watching the odometer flip made me think about the waning days of this year and what awaits us in the next. Is this an ending or a beginning? For my car, on a day long before it...

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    looking back

    by  • December 27, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    don’t eat alone is one year old today. Corndogmatic mentioned a meme that’s going around where you post the first line of the first post of each month as a way of reviewing your blog for the year. I’ve altered the idea a bit, going back to pull out some quotes along the way...

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    the morning after

    by  • December 26, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Mary rose before sunrise;The baby was still sleeping,As was Joseph and most ofThe animals, except for one cowWho looked a little sheepish. The shepherds were long gone.In their excitement, they had notCleaned up well after themselves.The Magi were resting somewhere,Waiting for night and the Star. But Mary did not yet knowOf gold and myrrh...

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    advent journal: I sang for my president

    by  • December 24, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    My favorite caroling memory happened when I was in fifth grade in Lusaka, Zambia. Christmas came in the summer there, so we sang in shorts – actually, our Wolf Cub uniforms. Our den mother announced that we were going caroling at State House, the presidential residence. We practiced hard to sound good. None of...

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    advent journal: samuel’s song

    by  • December 23, 2006 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I realize I just posted a story a couple of days ago, but this one feels right for tonight. It was also written for a Christmas Eve service and was inspired by my wonderful red-headed godson, Samuel. ____________________________________ Samuel’s Song:A Story for Christmas by Milton Brasher-Cunningham Once upon a time – that’s how stories...

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    advent journal: what you goin’ to be?

    by  • December 22, 2006 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    One of my favorite people at work is Pedro, one of our dishwashers. He is Brazilian and is still working on learning English. He and I have struck up a friendship and I look forward to him coming in each evening because I know I’m going to be greeted with a big smile, a...

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    advent journal: a faraway christmas

    by  • December 21, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Driving to work this morning, I was thinking about what I might write when I got home tonight. Though a couple of things came to mind and the day offered its own stories, what seemed ripe to share is a story I wrote for our Christmas Eve service a few years back. As you...

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