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The futility of comparison

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”  –  Theodore Roosevelt

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“This exam has no eternal significance”

We have told anyone who would listen that the years spent in Fort Worth in seminary were some of the best of our lives.  Yes, it was life-changing that we met each other during that time, but even if it … Continue reading

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Quick quote….

“To some people the church is their ticket to respectability, a certain bourgeois point of view, a safety net for when they go to bed. My idea of Christianity is no safety net, a scathing attack on bourgeois values, and … Continue reading

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Angel Band

One of my favorite songs about Home, Angel Band, performed by one of my favorite bands, Over the Rhine.  The song will place things in perspective every time I hear it.  The lyrics are as follows…. “The latest sun is … Continue reading

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Well, might as well jump.

A kid down the block, Bobby, showed me his new Van Halen album.  The album was 1984. Being a pre-teen, and being trained to think all music not by Petra or a woman named Amy or Sandi was straight from … Continue reading

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Move.

Move forward as if the need will be met.

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Time To Fess Up

The day of our wedding was a blur.  I assume most married men and women would say the same.  I remember bits and pieces like fanning through a photo album. You see all the pictures but only a few seem … Continue reading

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He fell face down and laughed

I laughed as I read the information.  I shook my head with a look of “What are you gonna do?” on my face. You know those statements you receive from the Social Security Administration that tell you about your “Estimated … Continue reading

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Sore feet…sore ego….totally worth it

“Come on, Nikki.  You can make it.  Only one more mile……or so.” Last year to celebrate my birthday Nikki and I decided to take a trip to Chicago to see U2 in concert.  Very few things exist that would make for … Continue reading

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