Category Archives: Randomly me

My own embarrassment of riches

Both of Gwen’s parents died in 2012. The loss changed our lives in significant ways. One of the greatest changes was financial. After surviving since we were eighteen by our own ingenuity and living most of our marriage in something … Continue reading

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Tributes to St. Valentine

My tributes to St. Valentine. 1) A poem about his obscure but courageous-sounding history [link] 2) Making a connection with poor Whitmey Houston [link]

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The Miracle Toy

Members of our family have given gifts of Christmas stories over the years. I thought you might enjoy mine from last year. Merry Christmas! Grandpa was getting old, so if you wanted to avoid taking a nap and you wanted … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Saves the Weekend

Sometimes, being squished on a United Airlines plane — heading for a conference that promises to be discouraging, in a land broiling under a smoggy sun — can be inspirational! Take heart! Suddenly, the screens tilted down and Ewan McGregor … Continue reading

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Pentecost on Memorial Day Weekend.

1) Memorial Day is a hard one. It really means something significant and is sad on so many levels. It is sad that we ignore it as we go to the beach. It is sad that it is “religious” and … Continue reading

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A Chance to Submit to the Past

     And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”       “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.  Then the angel of the LORD told her, “Go back to your … Continue reading

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Imagine Fearlessly Walking with God

I bought a best-selling children’s book the other day called Bubble Trouble. It has an intricate rhyme that entertains me. Upon first-reading, it proved to be a bit over Josiah’s head. He had trouble figuring out the plot. The first … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson helped convert me

Believe it or not, Jackson helped me become a Christian full-on. When I heard him singing like God to a rat, it dawned on my Baptist-soaked consciousness that I was the rat and God was God. As a song from … Continue reading

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