Monthly Archives: June 2008

In the family room

Rev. Thom Shuman shares a thoughtful essay on hospitality, one of the scriptural themes for this weekend. [via Occasional Sightings of the Gospel] [photo via Stitch]

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One year this week

It was a year ago this week that I began my pastoral duties at Olmsted Community Church.  In the course of a year, a pastor experiences almost everything at least once.  Now the newness is worn off a bit, but … Continue reading

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Planet Palmolive?

It may look like a NASA photo of a distant planet, but it’s actually a picture of a soap bubble.  See how it was made here.

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What do you call a fizzy soft drink?

In my youth, my mother never let us kids have fizzy drinks at home. There were plenty of other junky options, including the ever-present pitcher of red Kool-Aid in the fridge. But if we went out for dinner, we could … Continue reading

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My worst nightmare became reality

Ever since I began preaching in 1984, I’ve had a recurring nightmare. I get to the pulpit, look out over the congregation, open my Bible…and find no sermon notes. I panic. I can’t breathe. I can’t think. I have nothing … Continue reading

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