Monthly Archives: April 2009

A thought

You know, all Tom said was that he wanted us to have a time to share what God’s been teaching us, blah blah blah, and so on. No one ever said you have to share things the way everyone else … Continue reading

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A survey of great import

In honor of the illustrious Zero, I am taking the following poll. Please follow the link and register your vote. I must confess that I did indeed water the deer habitually on my paper route when I was younger. There … Continue reading

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‘The line you have dialed is busy. You can be called back …’

Last week I dreamed that my family and I were somewhere in the Middle East. I’ve never been there in real life, but I knew we were in the Middle East, just as I knew that everyone we met was an … Continue reading

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Further thoughts

Poke the stick into a stream and move it around, and you’ll always stir up some mud. I was thinking some more about the whole notion of accountability and small groups, as they play out in typically evangelical churches, and … Continue reading

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This is posted in honor of Rykie (and her mom)

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In which I go for a reaction in the worst way

I went to the study group premiere tonight, and have decided to continue attending on a trial basis. Tonight was an introduce-yourself-and-get-to-know-one-another sort of night, and not bad, as these things go. I’m always a little uncertain of myself and feeling … Continue reading

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Accountability redux

For the past several months I’ve been attending a Bible study sponsored by my church. About a month ago, the pastor guy of the church decided it was time to break the group in two, to have one couple go … Continue reading

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Childhood memory

My brother Brian has never got a fair shake from the rest of us, never. Not even when he fell out of a car. About 35 years ago, when my family lived in Frontier Heights, Pa., the mother of Brian’s friend … Continue reading

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I don’t feel much like dancing

After two weeks, the fog is finally lifting. I hate depression. Depression has been my most frequent house guest for the bulk of my adult life, and probably longer. I become cranky and irritable, because nothing pleases me. I snap … Continue reading

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College memory

Some of my favorite memories from college involve pitchers of water. From 1989 until my graduation in 1992, I was a member of Price House, a social living group at Lackawanna College. My last two years at school especially, dinner … Continue reading

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