S—Hole

Allegedly President Trump complained about immigrants from “shithole nations”. Haiti was one of the nations singled out. The country and people have a special place in my heart. I have traveled there twice (The church is preparing a fourth trip). It is a place full of dysfunction. But the people I have met are full of […]

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Singing Loud for All to Hear

Phoebe:  “I don’t get to sing at school very often.” Me:  “You have choir.” Phoebe:  “Yes, but they don’t like it when I sing during math.”  The children’s program was about to begin when a deacon caught my arm. There was a “situation”. A large man, whose sleeves were tattoos, pulled up in a beat […]

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Apologies

This morning I apologized for the Chief’s game yesterday. During halftime I sent out an  inclement weather reminder (freezing rain was predicted during Sunday’s services) but I first included a point about the Chiefs who were up 21-3: “No matter how far the Chiefs are ahead… they can always lose. Guard your hearts. (This is […]

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Forward

“To live in hope is to adopt a basic stance or direction, like iron filings in a magnetic field. It is to be drawn to something beyond the immediate concerns of everyday, to look to the horizon and to see more than a limit on our vision, and our own possibilities. In short, it is […]

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Mouse in the House

Meg and I were out on a date – the Everlys were at our house watching the kids – when Tim sent a text:🐁 A few days later we encountered our house guest. He (she?) zipped across the floor and under the love seat. We started turning over furniture and our pursuit came down to the […]

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The Race

I paused mid way through the KC “half” Marathon to snap a selfie. This is what I love about running mid pack in a half marathon. It is not cross country meet serious. Everyone mid pack is kind, laid back, encouraging (maybe the leaders are like this too – I wouldn’t know!). Need a bathroom […]

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Missing the Boat

The Tyrannosaurs Rex that guards the entrance to Worlds of Fun fell during the weekend’s storm. I showed the girls the picture during breakfast and this brought on dinosaur questions and soon theology. Phoebe again asked about the seven days of creation. I reminded her that God made dinosaurs before humans were created. Remember, God […]

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