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    what the day had to say

    by  • October 6, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Somedays, figuring out what the day had to say is like putting together a puzzle or breaking a code. Sometimes, on days like today, assembly is not required, only watching and listening, the way you watch a sunset or listen to a mourning dove. I learned something new today: NPR picks a Song of...

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    one of those days

    by  • October 5, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    The day started off as if it were going to be one of those days. I walked into the kitchen to find the receptionist at the inn looking frantically for rags because someone (I never did find out who) had split a can of stain on the stairs. Luckily, it was the same color...

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    missing the point

    by  • October 4, 2006 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    I suppose I’m only one of any number of bloggers writing about the three school shootings this past week. Watching the scenes from the Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania was heartbreaking. I felt for the families whose daughters were killed and for the community who was invaded by the international media in search...

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    first reflections

    by  • October 3, 2006 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    Sunday was an amazing day, an overwhelming day, and an exhausting day. I had every intention of writing last night, but fell asleep before the Housewives had time to get desperate. I came home with an armload of gifts and notes that will take me a week or two to read. Since I was...

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    not the same

    by  • September 29, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    This morning after Ginger left for work, I loaded up the Cherokee Sport with two old grills, a broken hand push lawnmower that would have made Bagger Vance proud, and some other junk — all of which has been sitting on the non-driveway side of our house for at least a couple of years....

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    here’s to the day

    by  • September 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    This time of night the minutes pass faster than the words can move from my brain and through my fingers on to the page. As I look towards Sunday and bringing my time at the Hanover church to a close, I’m struck that serendipitously my farewell falls on World Communion Sunday. (I learned from...

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    borrowed words

    by  • September 27, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Tonight was my last deacons meeting, preceded by my last staff meeting. For many months Don, Chad (our choir director and organist extraordinaire), and I have met at the local Panera each Tuesday evening at six to eat and discuss whatever we feel like talking about – and some church stuff as well. Our...

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    what i like about you

    by  • September 26, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Tonight marked the beginning of my final week at the church in Hanover, which means the first in a series of last things. The Monday Night Bible Study group had a special gathering tonight for me (it doesn’t usually start up until after Columbus Day). The group has met on Monday nights for twenty...

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    the sound of solidarity

    by  • September 25, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    I heard two things today at church I want to pass along. After our ten o’clock service, Bob, who is a fellow NPR listener, asked me if I had heard this week’s SoundClips: Audio Experiences on All Things Considered. They have asked people to send in audio clips of meaningful or unusual sounds and...

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    intelligent design

    by  • September 22, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I was listening to Weekend Edition on NPR as I drove to work onSaturday and was fortunate enough to hear a wonderful interview with Chris Smither, a folk/blues singer from this neck of the woods. He has a new album out and he sang a couple of songs. My favorite was “Origin of Species,”...

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