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Monthly Archives: September 2007

I was just going about my business the other day when I heard them for what felt like the very first time. By them I mean the very familiar words of Paul from Philippians chapter 3 that I am almost certain I won an AWANA badge for memorizing: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which… Read More

I’m sorry to report that it seems we’re fresh out of the Quick Reference Guide to Christian Faith. In fact, every time someone asks for one I check to see if I can put my hands on a copy but so far, no luck . . . which makes me think it may be out of print. At least here at Calvary. I decided to revisit whether or not such a thing… Read More

I don’t want to complain . . . but I will anyway. I have had such a time with the sermon this week. I know it’s in there somewhere, but it is refusing to make its way to the paper this week. At least so far. I guess it’s a good thing that Sunday comes no matter what, so something has to appear somewhere, sometime before 11 am on Sunday morning. I… Read More

Unfortunately, a murder took place in my office today.  (No, not a church member, silly!)   Well, I think the actual murder took place out at the dumpster, but the apprehension of the victim did, in fact, occur in my office. We noticed just this week that we’ve been sharing our office with a four-legged creature of the rodent variety. Apparently, pastoral intern Jackie was here late working the other night trying… Read More

Last night as I anxiously stood next to the washing machine peering dimly through the laundry room overhead lighting trying to decide whether or not “handwash” was the same as “gentle cycle,” I mused over the fact that I am totally and completely surrounded by overachieving, Type A perfectionist colleagues. I know this, of course, mainly from all these years of intense personal introspection (the sparks of recognition fly all over staff… Read More

I’ve never claimed to be an expert at espionage, so I’ve been rather puzzled by the fact that recent events have proven hilariously funny to my children. The long and short of it is this: I am a terrible stalker. I just hate to be sub-par at any task I take on, but I would like to point out that there’s probably a reason (or three or maybe even four) that I am… Read More