Human Interest Articles

I meet so many amazing people in my travels. Here I got to write about an amazing German woman who befriended a Latino family and started a three-generational legacy; a young med student who finally got to meet her birth mother when she needed to know her medical history for her studies; a ninety-year-young woman named Mother of the Year; and a miracle woman who survived a fall that resulted in a broken neck. These […]

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Mother’s Day 2015

My youngest has a birthday this week. She was born the Wednesday before Mother’s Day back in – well we’ll just say the 70’s. I don’t want to get too specific for fear she may cut of my supply of grandkid time. She was my Mother’s Day gift that year. She was a gift that’s kept on giving for quite a few years now. Her twins – now about to turn legal driving age – […]

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Digital Age

I am an immigrant to TGIF Land.  T (Twitter) G (Google) I (Internet) F (Facebook) immigrants are those among us who grew up before everyone from toddlers on up looked at screens for entertainment and information. Like all immigrants we struggle to understand the new land, do not speak the language, depend on our children to translate, and miss the old country. When I started writing I did so on a typewriter. What I wrote […]

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A Use for Weeds

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with the neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let go down on our anger. (Ephesians 4:15-16) I, naively and incorrectly it turns out, thought that later in life with children raised, income more or less stable, and job issues resolved by virtue or retirement; I’d mellow out and remain relatively calm, cool, and collected in all […]

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Children in search of a blessing

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14). I recently met a young man who will be in Houston for a year with AmeriCorp’s VISTA program. I was impressed with his story so I invited him to tell it via my blog. I am pleased to introduce you all to Kenneth Burchfiel. He’s available to speak to congregations in the […]

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