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One and Many or, Serving Is Seeing

Happy first day of Spring! Shortly I will be out pruning our decorative grasses for new growth. Herbs will be planted in their own little place. Weeds will be pulled from the flower beds. Garden sprinklers will readied for use. Here's to hoping the actions of one will produce many enjoyable times in the yard this spring, summer, and fall. (more…)

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She Shows Up . . . 32

Rarely would I be considered a hopeless romantic. In fact, if we were to play the Newlywed Game, I suspect romantic would never be an apt response unless the question was, “What could you be more of?” (more…)

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Moses, Snake, and Jesus or, Heretical Communities?

Maybe we shun the label heretic too quickly. What if the Apostle Paul aimed to create heretical communities across the Roman Empire aimed at bringing peace in the Way of Jesus? (more…)

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It’s All About the Base, No Trouble

Grandma Littleton tired of the question, “Are you Catholic?” This came after she responded to, “How many children do you have?” She would reply, “Eight. Six boys and two girls.” Over time she developed a startling response to the question of her religious background, “No. Just oversexed Baptists.” Were she still alive I would have to tell her, “Well played Grandma, well played.” (more…)

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Nathan Is Like Jesus, or What Happens When You Describe the Cause of Jesus’ Death

Mondays for preachers should at least come with some humor. After all, many of us replay the message from the day before in our heads and face the specter that we could have communicated better. At least those of us who preach our own stuff. (more…)

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Friday Photo . . . Cohen Alan’s Got His Hat and Bumbo

Grammy enjoyed her recent “snow-cation.” While she enjoys her job, the occasion provided her lots of time to think about and make some new things. I am not sure what is next on the “to make” list, but Cohen’s mom will launch her website full of crocheted creations at the end of this month – www.oikoshandmade.com. Could be that some of Grammy’s items show up. Who knows?

In the second photo for this week Cohen is on his Bumbo sporting some shoes grammy made. He has his feet out as if to say, “See my shoes?”

Enjoy. We do!

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Friday Photo – “Like My Hat,” Cohen Alan

“Mommy likes to make me has to wear. Grammy does too.” For the past few weeks we have offered Cohen in a variety of “scenes” where, of course, he is the centerpiece.

When the girls got older and were not so keen on Mom making them things to wear, the sewing machine was put away. The serger was laid to rest. Yarn stayed in the closet.

Things have changed. The sewing machine and serger sit out on the table. Thread and yarn are in abundance. Patty has made some of Cohen’s hats. Kimberly has made others. Here is one of the more creative. What a “pose!” (Photo by Tommie Marshell)

Enjoy. We do.

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