Monthly Archives: September 2013

In the Word – Sunday Morning Whiplash

I think it was a Saturday night service.  It had to be! I swore she got whiplash! I’m going to let you in on a secret. Saturday sermons are the dry run for Sunday.  I cannot tell you how many … Continue reading

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Sad News – The Death of a Friend, a Mother, a Saint

  I gave her the name “African Queen.” She was dignified. She was a matriarch to her family and in the community. She was a dear friend to many. She was a Vida Humana advocate to the sick and dying. … Continue reading

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In the Word – Lamps in the Window

    With fall closing in it’s getting darker sooner. Don’t ask me why, but for some reason been noticing lamps in windows. I know! Strange! But lamps in windows are just so darn inviting. Not only do they shed … Continue reading

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In the Word – Kickball

I have the athletic ability of a gnat. Sports just ain’t my thang! I grew up in Whiting Indiana and attended St Adalbert’s Catholic school through the 8th grade. Playing kickball at recess always began with team captains shouting, “Line up … Continue reading

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In the Word – Can You Hear Me Now

Am I the last person on the planet to realize the voice of the “can you hear me now guy” is no more? Back in April 2011, Verizon informed Paul Marcarelli they planned to take their advertising in a different direction. So, … Continue reading

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In the Word – Torn Jeans

Does anyone do this anymore? Before people paid a premium for “jeans with holes” my mom fixed the holes in my jeans with a patch.  By today’s standards, it was far from being cool. And to make matter worse my … Continue reading

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In the Word – 9/11

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In the Word – High Fives

Our guest preacher Sunday was Professor Ralph Klein from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. I credit the following insights to his wonderful message. So Jesus is eating with sinners and tax collectors. Certainly a blessing for these social … Continue reading

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In The Word – One Of Your Other Children Did It

When my children were younger, “Santa” would hide the presents until Christmas morning in the basement wood shop. “Santa” kept the door locked (but the key was readily available). Our children just knew they were not allowed in dad’s wood … Continue reading

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