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What do you want me to do for you?

In the Gospel reading, Mark 10:46-52, Jesus asks the blind man Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” What a powerful question. Can you imagine being in Bartimaeus’ sandals? What would you have Jesus do for you? … Continue reading

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When Butterflies Rule the World

#187985100 / gettyimages.com Do you ever wonder if your small efforts, quiet prayers, unseen actions ever do any good? I know sometimes I do. Recently I was reading about the mathematician and meteorologist Edward Norton Lorenz (1917-2008). In the early … Continue reading

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Confessions of an 8 Year Old Bandit

I got my start in business at a very early age; actual business and funny business. In the summer of 1966, I was the assistant-cashier-shelf stocker-sawdust spreader-feather duster-inventory control manager-and general side kick to my grandpa Oliver, at his corner … Continue reading

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Living on God’s Grid

Recently my wife and I have been watching Alaskan survival shows on TV. We especially like the one about a competition between three teams: ultra-athletes, ex-military men, and mountain men. These guys race over treacherous terrain. They trek over jagged … Continue reading

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Squeezing Through the Eye of the Needle

A few years ago I tweeted: “If attaining wealth and power is your life’s purpose, you will bankrupt your soul in their pursuit.” This was a thought I had from seeing some people I knew who were striving for status … Continue reading

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How do You Keep a Hopeful Spirit?

I hope spring gets here soon.  I hope I don’t catch my grandson’s cold. I hope I get that new account. I hope the Cardinals win the World Series this year. I hope I have enough in my retirement account … Continue reading

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My Lenten Journey Continues

This new year of 2014 is marching along.  In the life of the church, Lent is fast approaching.  Inevitably, I’ll be hearing, “What are you giving up for Lent this year?”  It’s as automatic as, what are you doing for your … Continue reading

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