Dear friends, I have been amazed by the response to my last post “doing Church in a New Key”. I didn’t think there were so many others with the same itch! I have more to suggest along those lines, but it will take me awhile to get it done.
The muscles in my neck have gotten very weak and it’s almost impossible for me to hold my head up. Which means other muscles are wearing themselves out to compensate and that results in a lot of pain. Consequently, I’m wearing a narcotic based dermal patch that keeps me pain free most days – BUT – the result is a fuzzy head and lethargic behavior, and writing is almost impossible many days.
I will do what I can in the next several days, respond to some of your comments, and take my thoughts a little deeper.
“The church status quo is dead.” This summer I finally stated out loud what I had been thinking for a while with my long time friends Alan and Jane. During our Seattle visit we were sitting on their patio having … Continue reading →
Dedication: This is for my friend Tim Robertson who will undergo a second surgery Oct. 2 to remove the brain tumor that has regrown. Tim, hang in there and don’t you dare beat me Home…that would beak my heart. I’m … Continue reading →
I think historical connections are interesting, and some are significant. My connections with Seattle’s baseball history are hardly significant, and probably not very interesting to most people. But there might be a few of my Seattle friends who will appreciate … Continue reading →
Always interesting to see the responses to my posts. My latest post “on Curveballs and Life” hasn’t generated any comment from the usual peanut gallery, but has been noticed by an unusual number of fellow bloggers – the first of whom was from India. Also received a “like” from Alicia Barnhart who is an official blogger for Major League Baseball, writing the blog Ball Parks on a Budget. It’s almost like meeting Felix Hernandez and being told he thinks I have a good arm (translation for the baseball impaired: meeting a baseball hero who thinks I throw well)!
Awww shucks m’am, just a little something I just threw together, pshaw.
Thanks Brennan for the inspiration. Last week a friend on Facebook wrote “life sure throws you a lot of curve balls.” I had an amusing and slightly insightful little comment to add to his post that I was going to … Continue reading →
Friend Evelyn wrote the following in a response to “Getting the Church to Sail”: Do we have to suffer persecution, like they do in the 3rd world countries before we fall on our faces before Him; begging forgiveness for our … Continue reading →
In “Eyeballs, Logs and Specks”, I began with the thoughts of one of my colleagues. His comments are in response to the Presbyterian churches in our state hoping a new plan for evangelism will be a game changer. Christ’s Church … Continue reading →
Miriam recently sent me a thoughtful response to my last post. It began, We’ve been browbeaten into believing it’s what we do, how often we do it, how well we do it, with what attitude we do it that determines … Continue reading →
My friend the Pentecostal Presbyterian recently emailed us Presby pastor types in Wyoming a little note. Huh. I thought I was the plain spoken one in the presbytery … Christ’s Church all over our nation finds itself in CRISIS MODE … Continue reading →