Archive for March, 2006

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Changing the atmosphere

Deb’s aunt Marlene and uncle Duane came down to visit us recently. They are the ones that introduced Deb and then me to the Vineyard a long time ago. They are awesome people of God. As they were leaving, her uncle said something that stuck with me. He said that he has been praying for […]

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006

sonic sign post

Walking through a building to get to work I heard a snippet of the Boston song Peace of Mind that went something like this: Now you’re climbin’ to the top of the company ladder Hope it doesn’t take too long Can’tcha you see there’ll come a day when it won’t matter Come a day when […]

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Monday, March 27th, 2006

Plundering traditions!

Marc Pierson draws on the term “ancient future faith” as a good description of what “alternative worship” practioners actually do. With one eye on fixed firmly on the undercurrents and eddies of their contemporary culture they plunder and pillage the Christian traditions (and other traditions) as far back as it goes, for artifacts that might […]

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Pleasant dinner

We had a very pleasant evening. I finally remembered to listen The Thistle and Shamrock. Beautiful! It was a very nice family time sitting around our table, eating dinner, and listening to the wonderful music. It’s times like those that are just wondrous. It seems like time slows at moments like those. That we almost […]

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Friday, March 24th, 2006

Free the captives

Just read this story of a minister who was shot to death. Whatever the reason…whoever did it…it is very tragic. Very sad. My prayers go out to the family, immediate and extended. And especially to the children. They cannot possibly understand this. And I hope that they will not blame God. There has been so […]

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006


Went to lunch today with my new found friend, Jeff Garrett. He is the “servant of all” at The Table. The Table is a very cool emerging church in Rock Wall of all places! An emerging church in far flung burbs…God is so amazing that way! I was very excited to see such a church […]

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006


Holiness has most often been revealed to me in the exquisite pun of the first syllable, in holes – in not enough help, in brokenness, mess. High holy places, with ethereal sounds and stained glass, can massage my illusion of holiness, but in holes and lostness I can pick up the light of my small […]

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Monday, March 20th, 2006

Scotland the Brave!

Hey, even more Celtic related posting for your reading pleasure: Brian and Whitney have finally announced that they sense God calling to move to Scotland. If you know Brian and Whitney, this is not surprising! Any how would you please remember them in your prayers for this bold step in their journey and following what […]

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Monday, March 20th, 2006

Patrick 2.0

So I taught about St. Patrick last night. And I think overall, it went really well. I was pretty prepared given how break neck speed busy I was last week. Even so, I forgot to mention a few things. So, I thought I would list them as addendums here. Legend has it that: o Patrick […]

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Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Irish lesson

Ok, it’s time for an Irish Gaelic lesson in honor of Pat: PHRASE: Beannachtai na Feile Padraig PRONOUNCED: bann/ockt/tee nih fail/eh pawd/rig MEANING: Happy Saint Patrick’s Day PHRASE: Siochan leat PRONOUNCED: shee/oh/con lat MEANING: Peace be with you PHRASE: Slán agus beannacht De leat PRONOUNCED: slawn og/us ban/ockt/day/ lat MEANING: Goodbye and God’s blessings on […]

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