Archive - December 2017

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LOOKING BACK AT THE BEST READS OF 2017
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Help! Christmas is Coming
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WHAT THE NEWS DOES NOT REPORT

LOOKING BACK AT THE BEST READS OF 2017

I set an audacious goal to read fifty books in 2017. It was too ambitious. Too many distractions. Too many excuses–travel, surgery recovery, writing a book, Longmire, grandkids (wait, I don’t have grandchildren). Still, I did find time enough to read some amazing books, beginning with Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.[…]

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Help! Christmas is Coming

Christmas weekend is coming, and I am guessing most pastors are sweating by now. I know they are. For thirty two years, I came into Christmas Eve and morning services with fear and trepidation. What do you say that hasn’t been said? And should anything be said that hasn’t been said? There are things you[…]

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WHAT THE NEWS DOES NOT REPORT

Open the newspaper today, turn to news about the Middle East, and you will read about unrest in Israel, clashes between police and protestors in front of the American embassy in Beirut, and Palestinian rage over Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Throw in the day to day rage between Sunni and Shi’ite[…]

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