Memory Lane

Today a classmate of mine was buried. After a long battle with cancer, preceded by a brain aneurysm in 2004, the Valedictorian of my class died early Tuesday morning. I found out via facebook. He and I were not close, though there were only 20 kids in my graduating class (I’m a farm kid from […]

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A 2010 Moment

As I walked into Foundation Grounds coffee house in in Maplewood, MO, I would be lying if I said my heart was beating fast with nervous anticipation. I stood just inside the door, coming out of the cold February wind, and scanned to room for him. My eyes settled on Christopher, whose head was buried […]

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Grace and Love (and some other stuff)

I have to love others who have a history of not loving me.I have to love others who’ve rejected me.One of the first things a professor said to me that hit me really, really hard was this: “You can’t be in ministry unless you love people.” and then one step further… “If you don’t think […]

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I Celebrate 2009

And with this Christmas wish is missed the point I could conveyIf only I could find the words to sayTo let You know how much You’ve touched my lifeBecause here is where You’re finding me, In the exact same place as New Year’s eveAnd from a lack of my persistencyWe’re less than half as close […]

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