Boiling the Ocean

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Somebody planted this one in my head in the past couple days and I just said it as I sat down to write. It’s so appropriate. We try to do it all the time. We try to do too much. Everything all at once sometimes! Pick your favorite idiom - Drinking from a firehose (one of my...

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Ol’ 97

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The Wreck of Ol’ 97. What a great old song! It’s a great story. Google it if you have the time. It’s about a railroad disaster back in the day. I first heard the song on the Live from Folsom Prison album by Johnny Cash. There are countless other versions, but I wore that...

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Summer Reading

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We’ve been living in Madison for a couple months now. We’re settled in. Discovering all the short-cuts to avoid the stoplights and traffic on Main. Enjoying the local flavors—Bo’s been serving Thanksgiving at the Waverly every Thursday for close to 35 years. Come for the...

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Core

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Interesting conversations this week—never mind the politics. This is about us! Prayer life and practice. Last Sunday’s focus scripture was Luke’s version of what we now call The Lord’s Prayer. Jesus teaching us to pray. By Tuesday night, a small group of us are gathering...

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Curiouser and Curiouser

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more comical - I have to admit that it’s been the most entertaining presidential political season in my lifetime. I’d forgotten about the near-contested Ford/Reagan RNC convention in 1976. Some of us might even remember the Barry...

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Holding Down The Fort

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It’s been too quiet around here this week! I got so used to hearing the kids running through the halls during day camp/VBS. It was awesome! Now? It’s way too quiet. Unless you go down to the sanctuary! The RENEW campaign transformation of the sanctuary is really coming along. In...

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Toast Can’t Never Be Bread Again

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I can’t help it. Just three weeks ago I sat down to write my blog for The Spire right after the Orlando massacre. And here I am, again. Again! It’s 4am Friday and 5 Dallas police officers are dead. 6 wounded.  #enoughisenoughisenough Over and over and over and over and over...

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Big Shoes

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Hey listen! If you haven’t taken a morning stroll up the hill in the cemetery in a while, grab a coffee and do it. The new columbarium is incredible! Thank you Bob Garman (and others), again, for putting your fingerprints all over this place. Is there anywhere in this church you...

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Change

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I went to bed last night with a House floor full of Democratic representatives doing a sit-in for firearms reform. Defying the House rules. House Speaker orders the cameras turned off in the chamber. Enter Facebook. ​   Rep. Cory Booker (and others, I’m sure) made sure...

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Orlando

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I hope that your deepest prayers of comfort and compassion have been with them this week. News of the event was only breaking Sunday morning as we went into worship for Youth/Sunday School Sunday. No one knew just yet how horrific it was.   Now we know. The city of Orlando website...

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