Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Creation’s song of praise

I have been trying out the new camera that I will use during my sabbatical break this fall. It’s a Nikon p900–really a point and shoot camera, but known for its “superzoom” lens. For my multi-national journey in September, I need to travel … Continue reading

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FOC: Friend of Clark

Clark Howard is a consumer advocate, entrepreneurial businessman, and educator in thrift. I’ve been a follower of his work for a dozen years or more, primarily through his daily radio show, The Clark Howard Show, on the web and on … Continue reading

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Reading the papyrus gospel

Some might consider the question itself too radical to consider, but could Jesus have had a wife? A scrap of papyrus is thought by some to be a newly found gospel.

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Text me

I don’t use the texting feature on my phone very often.  I will send my kids a quick note via text or share a picture with them, but few of my friends text with any regularity.  The younger generation uses … Continue reading

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Thanks, Dr. Suess…

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Happy 50th birthday!

The IBM Selectric typewriter is 50 years old. My high school guidance counselor registered me to take typing so that I’d be prepared to type papers in college. I didn’t want to, but he made me.  I thought it was … Continue reading

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The Glory Days of Cheap Gasoline

I started driving in the early 1970’s when gasoline was always “Full Serv”, a full tank often came with a piece of dishware, and complaints were heavy when prices reached the sky at 47 cents per gallon.  There was talk … Continue reading

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A fresh look at something old

I’ve updated the look of this blog to be a little bolder, more contemporary, and easier to read.  There’s also a new header image at the top of the page.  It’s a cropped version of this photo, which I took … Continue reading

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What’s happened to Potluck?

The posts are pretty sporadic–almost nil–these days. I haven’t had the energy to write blog posts, since much of my daily work involves writing. The blog is simply not feeling like the outlet it was when I began it three-plus … Continue reading

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A sermon to myself

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A wise proverb

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A day in the life

It wasn’t a “typical day” in any sense, though I’m not sure I’ve ever had one in this job.  But here’s a glimpse into a Monday (June 28) in the life of this pastor: 8:45 a.m. Phone call on my … Continue reading

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Just for fun…

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The touch

I saw this ad posted online and had to share it, given my last blog post.  

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Virtual choir, real music

The internet can bring people together in very interesting ways.  This virtual gathering of choir geeks is the result of auditions through webcams for music selected and conducted on video.  Those selected recorded their parts following the direction of the … Continue reading

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