Category Archives: Church

Pardon Me

Jesus’ home during his ministry was in Capernaum. Capernaum or Capharnaum is today an Israeli National Park. No one lives there anymore. It is on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. We believe Jesus lived in Peter’s house, … Continue reading

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Walk Not to the Left or the Right

In his book, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman recounts a story of an American soldier in Vietnam. His platoon was hunkered down in the rice paddies locked into the heat of a firefight with the Vietcong.   The rice fields in Vietnam are … Continue reading

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The Big Plan

The story of Jesus’ passion is such a powerful story! It seems like a train going out of control toward a mountain side and there is no one who can stop it, not Spiderman, not Superman, nobody. No human being, … Continue reading

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Light up the World! Jesus Is Come!

Hanging lights on a Christmas tree can be most stressful. Some nice person on the Internet has even made a list of Things Not to Say When Hanging Lights on the Christmas Tree. Let me read some of them: 8. … Continue reading

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Episode II: A New Hope

  We were living in Ely, Nevada in 1977 when there was tremendous buzz over a new science fiction movie. It was the talk of the country. We wondered how long it would take to get to our little theater … Continue reading

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A Convoluted Relationship

When I was young, I wanted to be an adult. That’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. And not only did I want to be an adult, I wanted it NOW. I’m thinking that I am not … Continue reading

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There’s nothing to See Here

Leonard Sweet shares the following story. “Recently, a judicial friend was presiding over a case in a small, rural county. The defendant was charged with drunk driving and trying to assault the police officer who arrested him. To convict the … Continue reading

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Getting Out of God’s Way

Author, speaker and sports enthusiast Pat Williams, in his book, A Lifetime of Success, gives an example of moms and where we have come as a country.   He tells of attending a very special Atlanta Braves’ baseball home opener … Continue reading

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Don’t Over Think It

Have you heard the story about the man who ordered a tree house over the internet? When the box arrived, it had printed on the top the words that have become every parent’s nightmare: “Some assembly required.”   The man … Continue reading

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Messengers of the Resurrection

A first year student in a Catholic seminary was told by the dean that he should plan to preach the sermon in chapel the following day. He had never preached a sermon before, he was nervous and afraid, and he … Continue reading

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