Monthly Archives: February 2016

My Father’s Hands

Memories are precious things. Some of them crisp, clear and unaltered. Others are fading with the passage of time. The important thing to note is that not all memories are in the past. Continue reading

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My Heroes List. Did You Make It?

My heroes are never focused on criticizing this world, they see this world as a place to offer a difference. My heroes don’t see how they stick out, they are busy doing the work. Continue reading

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Confused or Clear?

I’ve been working on a little project for Janet in my shop. I am taking two different types of wood and laminating a stand for something she would like for a lemonade decanter. The little project moved from being a … Continue reading

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Rabbinical Relationships

I don’t want to lead those who “have it all together”, I want to lead those who are committed to surviving the crisis in the context of connection. I want to be safe enough for you to admit you “don’t like God right now.” Continue reading

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Getting Out of a Tight Spot

Now, I’ve been receiving cards for special occasions for over half a century. One of the things that I’ve noted is that people don’t depend on the sentiment on the card, but underline the things of special significance. Continue reading

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Hold Onto Your Hat, This is How I Really Think

Research into mindfulness training and meditation has taught us that change comes, not so much through focusing on change, as it does through being aware of what is happening to us at the time. So as I pray or meditate and my mind starts to wander, explore why it is wandering. Talk with God about the struggle. Continue reading

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A Kindness Returned with Interest

I got one of those random Facebook messages from someone I didn’t recognize. I didn’t address it right away, but tonight I am glad I did. The message said, “Are you the pastor of the church in Stafford?”  Now, in … Continue reading

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The Course of My Life

As we’ve become more individualistic, seeing the ability to transition through life, rising or falling in class, there has been an increasing transition from the collective good to the good of the individual. This, with the suspicion of others, has fostered increasingly self-center generations. Continue reading

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Learning New Thinking

But, as we read the rest of the story, the path to the throne of God was not designed to move through Herod’s throne. There was no need for warfare of a physical type to overthrow Roman rule. Just as God had made shepherds into kings in the past, or a cowering harvester into a military leader, he had a different road to glory in mind. Continue reading

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A Surprise and an Honor

Every act of war, every revolution or overthrow of established powers has been glorified, if successful by the victors, as having been accomplished with “God on our side.” Continue reading

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