Monthly Archives: December 2017

Leave your jar

John 4 tells the story of Jesus’ unlikely conversation with a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. It was an unusual interaction because: 1) she was a Samaritan and Jews did not talk to Samaritans; and 2) she was a woman … Continue reading

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Benjamin Button redux

F. Scott Fitzgerald published the short story entitled The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 1922. It tells the tale of a man who ages backwards. This case of backwards (adult to infant) contrasting the forward that we know (infant … Continue reading

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I am a stone jar

I am a stone jar. I look like this. Day after day I am filled with tepid water and then emptied. Full, empty, full, empty. The people appear to be washing, but I’m not sure why. They usually don’t look … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions

I just finished reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions. I’ll tell you a secret. When I’m reading an author with a distinctive voice, like Vonnegut or Hemingway or Fitzgerald, I begin speaking like him (or her) in my own internal … Continue reading

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Say this out loud

The holiday season can be a lonely one, whether you are in a crowd or by yourself  (personally, I usually feel most alone when surrounded by many…). Take courage. I found a verse delivered through the prophet Isaiah to God’s … Continue reading

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Oops!… I did it again

This may come as a surprise to you, but Britney Spears and I probably don’t have much in common. However, there is this… Oops!… I did it again. I can relate. Unfortunately. I was reminded that our infallibility is a … Continue reading

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Hero

I’ve watched a lot of movies. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I doubt it’s too flattering. Be that as it may, I’ve learned a few things about the typical movie plot from my many wasted hours. … Continue reading

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