Category Archives: Grandparents

When Mother’s Day is difficult for you ….

It is for me.   I managed to avoid preaching on Mother’s Day for several years until this year. This link will take you to the video of what I had to say.   Maybe the day would be better … Continue reading

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Putting one foot in front of the other …

So, happy birthday to me. Not just older, still learning how to be better. At life. And love. And trusting that God still needs me to put one foot in front of the other and make a difference in the world. Continue reading

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Is this your neighborhood, Grandma?

I’ve chosen to focus my work on ending gun violence. There’s not a neighborhood in America that has not been affected. If you want to join me in that work, just let me know. But there are plenty of other issues affecting neighborhoods and I urge you to pick one. Expand your concept of neighborhood and get busy. Somewhere. Soon. Today. Continue reading

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On any given day …. making a difference

Sometimes God shows up. Sometimes we’re in the right place at the right time with the right message. Sometimes we can make a difference. Continue reading

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When I’m 64 …

I thank God for my life to this point. For what I imagined that came true and grace for what did not. For all the unexpected twists and turns, turmoils and triumphs. I thank God for being with me every step of the way … Continue reading

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So, how do you like retirement. Part Deux.

Writing about myself is a chore. I remember the first semester of seminary when I was suddenly sitting in a classroom 23 years after my undergraduate days. One of my first classes involved a weekly exercise of writing a 3-5 page paper about myself. I tired of it quickly Continue reading

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Living Large? No, not this time …

I’ve returned to my on-going work as a pastor of a local congregation after an extended weekend away.  This week I have a sermon to research, pray on, write, and deliver.  I have pastoral calls to make.  Administrative stuff to … Continue reading

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