Monthly Archives: June 2012

IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Anchor Points for Life.

                        Hurricane season is in full force.  I don’t expect it to affect us much in Kansas!  But I have friends and family in Florida, so I’ll still be alert to the forecast.  A good sailor will tell you, “Don’t tie your boat to the land.  You’ll regret it, if you do.  Your only hope is to anchor deep. Leave some slack in the rope.  And hope for the best!”  Continue reading


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The Opposite of Loneliness

I’ve borrowed the title of today’s post from Marina Keegan’s blog. Yesterday I wrote about her final column in the Yale Daily News.  (If you missed it, please read it before you read another word here. ) Continue reading


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The Best Days of Our Lives

“We’re so young. We’re so young. We’re 22 years old. We have so much time,” wrote Marina Keegan.

I had never heard of Marina, the talented and aspiring writer who landed a job with the New Yorker.  Until today.  Her final column for the Yale Daily Continue reading


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Which Road Will You Take?

We are in the heat of baseball season.  Literally!  This year the All-Star game is coming to Kansas City.  Norma Jean and I were down on the Plaza Friday night and noticed it is filled with All Star information.  Signs.  Promotions.  Pictures.  You name it.  One of my favorite Baseball All Stars was Yogi Berra. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! From Ordinary to Extraordinary

To the casual observer there was nothing unusual about these six hours.

To the casual observer this Friday was a normal Friday. Six hours of routine. Six hours of the expected.

Six hours. One Friday. Continue reading


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No Excuses

Excuses.  Some folks are pretty good at making excuses for their behavior.  Or for failing to do something that should have been done.  However, if you’re not very good at coming up with excuses, there is now a website dedicated to helping you!

You can thank a fellow by the name of Ted Terrebone who has listed over 900 excuses people make for missing work, speeding, skipping school, breaking appointments, cheating on a diet, failing to pay taxes, and of course for not attending church.  

Here’s a sample of some of the excuses:  Continue reading


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Who Do You Work For?

                          During the past three weeks in Kansas City, we’ve met a lot of new people. Especially those in our church family at Hickman Mills.  As you to get to know people, and build relationships, one of the first questions often asked is “Where do you work?”  Sometimes we simply ask, “What do you do?” And it is understood that you asking about their job, profession or business. Continue reading

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