Oct Nov Dec 2014

Thankful

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Since it is Thanksgiving week, I thought I’d make a list of things for which I’m thankful: My granddaughter’s giggle Hats for my bald head Remote control for the TV Google Incredible access to health care Dressing (as in the inside of a turkey) Dressing (as in I have clothes to wear) Peanut butter Strong […]

Oct Nov Dec 2014

Do You Believe or Not?

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God has granted me the spiritual gift of doubt.  Closely followed by the spiritual gifts of suspicion and disbelief.  These gifts served me well as a science teacher, a school principal, and a parent, but not as well as a Christian.  I’ve always wanted to know how things work and the details behind the details.  […]

Oct Nov Dec 2014

Showing Up

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We watched the movie Hardball, with Keanu Reeves, the other night.  It’s a fairly predictable baseball movie where he works with a ragtag group of kids in the projects of Chicago that comes together to be a team. But two random reflections from the movie.  First, it was filmed in Cabrini Green, which was a […]

Oct Nov Dec 2014

It’s About Time

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Here are some times I have thought about time. When I was about eleven years old, I distinctly remember calculating the number of years, days, hours, minutes and seconds to the year 2000 (30 / 10,950 / 262,800 / 15,768,000 / 944,080,000 respectively). I wondered what it would be like to be that old and […]