Parsonage Parables


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I was an elementary school principal in a lower income school. When winter time rolled around, we were always aware and concerned about kids that came under-dressed. Many students came without gloves and hats, but an amazing number of kids came without winter coats or coats heavy enough to keep the cold away. One particularly […]

July to Dec 2016

Planning or Doing?

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Allen Sauders and in a song by John Lennon. Our oldest son has always been a planner. Even as a little kid he would spend HOURS planning. He’d take cars and line them up, decide how to group them, or plan future purchases. […]

Jan to June 2016

Bad Things Happen

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A number of years ago I began listening to sermons. Frankly, it began because of a pastor who was a poor preacher and I needed to get fed somewhere, so started looking for sermons. Many churches now post audio and/or video sermons and it’s interesting to hear different styles and perspectives. On a recent business […]

March 2014

The Plan

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I’m reading a book called Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline which relates the loading up of orphan children on trains and bringing them out west to be adopted by families.  The book described train stops as near to us as Minnesota where the children lined up like cattle and they awaited the fate of […]