Monthly Archives: February 2017

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

This blog now contains nearly 600 posts. The post below first appeared on October 28, 2015.  I am re-posting it now because it speaks to the politically charged insults that are being tweeted or shouted in rallys about groups of … Continue reading

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Following our Moral Compass

A PBS story about Rachel Carson, new information about my father’s participation in WWII, and a comment about evangelical Christians in Sojourner came together in a “perfect storm” in my mind.  Here is the result. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) combined her … Continue reading

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Feeling Special

This blog now contains nearly 600 posts.  The following post is from July 7, 2014.  I am sharing it again because its message on the old sin of “vainglory” is much-needed in today’s political atmosphere. A few months ago, my … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 for People with Cancer

PSALM 23 (KJV)* The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Please be my shepherd! I know if I follow you patiently, I will have everything I need.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Hearts on Fire! (Luke 24: 13 – 32)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage tells the story of two disciples … Continue reading

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What is “White Privilege?”

In the recent film, Hidden Figures, Katharine (played by Octavia Spencer), a black woman who is in informally in charge of the “black computer group,” has been repeatedly denied promotion to supervisor by her white boss, Vivian. In my favorite scene in … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“In his teaching and preaching, Jesus was forever calling our attention to the seemingly trivial, the small, and the insignificant—like lost children, lost coins, lost sheep, a mustard seed. The Kingdom involves the ability to see God within those people … Continue reading

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Editing Life

As a writer and a former re-write editor, I have learned the value of editing. I am on the lookout for mistakes in grammar and punctuation as well as the “how-did-that-get-there?!” typos. I ruthlessly eliminate unnecessary words. I aim to … Continue reading

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