Are You Living the Dream?

Passing through the SAMS gauntlet, the man with the yellow highlighter marks the receipt of the couple in front of me.  “How are you doing?” the man with the yellow highlighter asked.  The husband replied, “Living the dream!” DREAM a word that naturally stands out.  Remember, Martin Luther King, famous for saying, “I have a […]

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Where The Pavement Ends

There is a place many of us have been to and wished we hadn’t.  It is called “at the end of my rope.”  There is another similar place called “end of the line.” Many of us operate out of a philosophy called “a means to an end” which is really not a place at all, […]

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How to Cut Strawberries

Have you ever thought you knew how to do something until one day someone else points out that you have been doing it wrong?  Humiliated and feeling a little stupid comes to mind or maybe you are one who defends their ground feeling angry that someone had the audacity to point out that your way […]

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Are you waiting?

Waiting for a doctor’s report?  Waiting for a project to be finished?  Waiting for a response via phone, text, tweet or email?  Waiting to see if someone is mad at you?  Waiting for the right time to start the new health plan?  Waiting for a pay raise? The great Dr. Seuss has a few things […]

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Don’t Cling To Me!

“Don’t cling to me!”  This is a strange remark coming from Jesus.  It reminds me of something kids say to each other.  “Stop touching me!”  Or something I might say to my kids when they have been hanging on me like a sheet of fabric softener. It’s seems even odder that Jesus did say it […]

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Do You Walk By Too?

I was amazed this weekend at how many people walked by this cross without even looking at it.  This cross towered 10 feet high and was an unavoidable object in the path of those walking into the sanctuary looking for a seat.  Even though each person had to walk by it, many just sidestepped bumping […]

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I Was Robbed

Recently, I was robbed.  It was an unusual theft, but theft all the same.  It still left me with feelings of anger from a situation imposed unfairly and grief that ensues from the loss.  Large chunks of my time intended for a list of more worthwhile, enjoyable and many necessary things all taken from me. […]

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