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Who am I?

I know I wear a variety of hats in my life.  Most of them give me hat head so that I don’t want to take them off.  Nevertheless, I need to be ready to switch roles and I have put some hats on a shelf (pastor) or thrown them out (wife). Often at work I […]

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So I know that I am getting older. No matter how I try to disguise it or ignore it, it is a real thing. There are things about getting older that are good, but this one thing is not. I went to my doctor this week to have her check some spots on my skin, […]

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I love beach glass.  I remember hunting for it with my Uncle John along the beaches in New England.  Whenever we found a piece we felt like we had found a treasure, especially if it was a color we had not seen in a while. While people avoid broken glass because of its sharp edges, […]

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Counting to 10 using the Earth 1 earth – only 1 2 poles – only 2  (north & south) // 2 tropics  – Cancer & Capricorn 3 climate zones – only 3 (Polar. Temperate. Tropical) 4 hemispheres and 4 winds – only 4 5 oceans – only 5. (Arctic, Southern, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian) 6  atmospheric […]

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When I retire

Now this is a subject I have not considered.  And yet 2 friends are retiring this month and 2 others are going part time in anticipation of retirement soon.  Is retirement a biblical concept? I don’t think so, but I don’t think that makes it wrong unless when you retire you actually retreat from the […]

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My Current Rant: When I hear leaders who are barely out of college and with very limited experience, who are in a training position, comment that people in their mid to late twenties are too old to relate to students I feel even more marginalized than I am and how arrogant you are. When I […]

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There is a nursery rhyme that has a great message about the importance of details and ripple effects. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For […]

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My mind flooded with thoughts of a woman I never met. Today would have been Jim’s moms 91st birthday.  How do I know that?!  Why can’t I let some of those little dates go?  Her only brother will be buried next week and I wonder if I should go and take some sand from Barbados.  Anyway, […]

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Silence

The decade syndrome.  Jim used to joke that he did everything by decades: 10.5 years on staff in Downey. 10 years in Scottsdale. 10 in Illinois at Trinity.  Then when we moved back to CA and he got sick and died after 4.5 years so I thought that the syndrome only applied to him!  Yet […]

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The prestigious prognosticator, Punxatawny Phil, saw his shadow today, which means we have 6 more weeks of Winter!  Even though I am certain that the weather and the seasons (especially in the calendarically challenged state of California) have nothing to do with a rodent and his shadow, I am so glad that this winter has […]

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