Parsonage Parables

Control Our Words

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James 3: 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. First of all, if you want to read a challenging book in the Bible, pick James. It’s a letter written by the half-brother of Jesus, who didn’t believe his […]

Parsonage Parables

Imposter

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My first teaching job was in a small, rural school district. In addition to my elementary teaching assignment, they wanted to know if I’d be the varsity wrestling coach. Umm, sure, I wrestled in 6th grade. Actually took fourth at regions. Never mind that there were four in my weight class and I got pinned […]

Jan to June 2016

Movies and God

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We had a few days off over the Christmas holiday, so we watched more than our normal number of movies. Two of them really impacted me and I have been struggling with how to write my reaction. The first was 12 Years a Slave. An historical account of a man who had a productive life […]

July Aug Sept 2014

Gideon Bible Flashback

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Had a flashback that was unexpected.  This morning on the university campus, there were men outside the buildings handing out Gideon Bibles. Now my history with the Gideon folk hasn’t always been shining.  As a public school principal, we had some distribution issues.  While the vast majority of men were congenial there were a few […]