*Dear Jesus

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It's a good thing you were born at night.This world sure seems dark.I have a good eye for silver linings.But they seem dimmer lately.These killings, Lord. These children, Lord.Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.The whole world seems on edge.Trigger-happy.Ticked off.We hear threats of...

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*A Politically Correct Christmas 

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Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck...  How to live in a world that’s politically correct?  His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,  “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.  And labor conditions at the...

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Cut and Paste

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We just finished a study group of the Brian McLaren book, The Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian. It’s a fascinating look at a huge, once-in-a-generation shift in theological thought as it pertains to doing church. Stay awake with...

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And The Hits Just Keep On Coming…Again!

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Matt Lauer. Garrison Keillor.  (???) The Grabber-In-Chief tweets out accusations about Joe Scarborough, Andrew Lack (the head of NBC News), and other TV executives. Like he should talk! Convicted of war crimes, Bosnian Croat military commander, Slobodan Praljak, drinks suicidal poison in...

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Just Before Thanksgiving

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Sometimes I read something that’s just so good, it fills a hole in my heart. It says what I’m thinking. It kicks my butt. It calls me out. It keeps me honest. It reminds me that the Spirit is always at work. And, I almost always wish I’d written it. Today is one of those...

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How Little We Know

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When I think about God I think of a person who would never murder or kill anyone. But when you think about it you wonder because wasn’t it God who swept the angel of death over Egypt? It makes you think doesn’t it? Is God against it or is he not? I mean what had the boys done to die?...

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Time Change

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To me it’s always very bizarre to see it getting dark at 4:30. It was especially weird back in the days when I worked in Manhattan because if you do, you know the deal. The buildings throw so much shadow anyway, but when we come back to Standard Time it gets dark REALLY early in the city...

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Lotta Stuff Going On!

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Some not-so-random things on my radar this week: Join us this Sunday at 5pm for a new worship time in Webb Chapel! It’s been a year, almost to the very day, since you asked for it—remember last year at our “Get Involved Expo?” Not everybody can always make it to church...

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Rodin

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So, this is all the buzz, isn’t it? A genuine Rodin sculpture “hiding in plain sight” right here in Madison? Right here in our Borough Hall! Right here in River City! My first thought when I saw the thing in the Madison Eagle or Tap into Madison, wherever I saw it first, was...

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Radiator

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I’ve been enjoying the weather change these past few days. Jeans again instead of shorts. Throwing on a hoodie to go out. Sleep bottoms around the house instead of gym shorts. It’s Fall! Finally! Alexa? What’s the weather today? I head out for work in shorts and a hoodie...

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