Category Archives: General

The Day After the Election

Today I turned 52.  I have been around a long time to some. To others, I’m still a child.  It was Mark Twain that said, “All men die at 27, we just bury them at 72.”  I believe that I am more alive today than I have been in years. I have my reasons: I …

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Reflections on a Monday Morning

It is a Monday morning and I am sitting at my “office” in a local bookstore.  I have been in my new job for four months, and I am reflecting on questions and issues that I have been dealing with since July. Flexibility of schedule– for most of the past 6 years I have worked …

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All Saints Day

Today is the Feast of All Saints on the liturgical calendar.  My Wesleyan roots have taught me that Wesley especially loved this celebration.  He writes in his Journal more on this feast day than he did for any other high, holy day.  The communion of saints was an essential doctrine, and inspired him in his …

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Reformation Day

Today is the Eve of All Saints, and on this day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed a long list of concerns/protests on the door (known as the 95 Theses) of  All Saints Church in Wittenburg.  Though there had been other expressions by other reformers for years before, this particular act has been viewed as the …

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Remembering Clarence Jordan

Today is a remembrance day for Clarence Jordan (1912-1969). I first encountered Clarence Jordan and The Cotton Patch Gospels when I was teenager, because of my crazy Aunt Betty, a good Methodist laywoman who lived in South Florida who came to visit us every summer.  She would read excerpts from my Aunt Myrtle’s front porch …

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Remembering Steve Jobs

When I opened my Safari browser this morning, I was treated with a short video from Apple in remembrance of Steve Jobs.  It was a year ago that he left us.  I suspect that many of our lives would be different had it not been for him. I remember some of my first experiences with …

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