My Church is a “Joke”

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Imagine my surprise when I learned this at worship service yesterday. Yes, people think my church is a “joke.” At first, I thought I misheard the pastor. Had he really said that? Or had he said “Job”? That, of course, didn’t make sense either. Of course, my hearing isn’t always so great, plus the Southern […]

Kill the Old, Embrace the New

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You can imagine how my eyes popped out of my head when the preacher at church started talking about murder. Whoa! I thought. What’s going on here???? Murder is not something you expect to hear discussed in church, that’s for sure and certain. However, I can assure you that my preacher wasn’t talking about physical […]

Weekend Reflections

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Last weekend, after a harrowing (NASCAR) drive to Lancaster, Sparrow and I had quite the adventure. Sometimes it takes me a few days to decompress, to reflect and think about what all happens in such a short period of time. This past weekend was no different. Each time I travel to Lancaster, I’m struck by […]

Adventure Time

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So, for the first time, I will be meeting my friend, Sparrow (aka Sherri) tonight. We met on Facebook…actually on the phone at the urging of her “mom” (danke, Diana). Since then, we have become fast friends, a friendship that can only happen once in a lifetime. Besides the usual Thanksgiving celebration, we will be […]