Religion

Light bulbs are not always reliable

December 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

Yes, it is that time of year again. A short while ago, I went into the basement and unboxed our artificial Christmas tree. We purchased it back in December of 2016. The tree originally came with the lights attached. I thought it was a great...

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Repeatedly losing and finding Nemo

November 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

Do you still have a Christmas gift that was given to you years ago? I have one that I’ve hung onto since 2003. That was the year that the movie “Finding Nemo” was shown in theaters. The central character in this animated feature film is a s...

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Understanding the disciples and self-awareness

November 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

It is easy to look back at Jesus’ disciples and judge them harshly. Save one (Judas), they seem to be well-meaning. However, they still usually end up missing the mark. Chief among them was Peter. To his credit, Peter appears to have been m...

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The surprising gift of multiplicity

November 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

Cynthia G. Lindner is part of the faculty of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Rev. Lindner is also a pastoral psychotherapist at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy. In addition, she has written a book entitled “Varieties of...

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Where have you been? Who have you met?

November 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

I was raised in a town that had a good degree of diversity.Growing up, I remember the population being a mix of white collar, blue collar, hippies, rednecks, mill workers, small business owners, artisans, teachers and farmers, to name a few...

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Thoughts on traffic, parking lots and the Old Testament

November 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

Jeanne and I were born and raised on the Olympic Peninsula of the state. At age 16, we both learned to drive there.We also lived in the Bay Area of California for three years, and the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex for ten. Driving in those pl...

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What is an anniversary for, anyway?

October 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

What is an anniversary? It is the day you remember something that happened a year or more ago.What kind of anniversaries come to mind for you? The obvious — the date of your birth. If you are or were married, the day you exchanged vows. The...

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God created the potato and it was good

October 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

Have you had the opportunity to visit the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center recently? Their current theme is “Reheated: Baked, Mashed, or Fried; a Potato Art Show.” There is a variety of items at the MAC representing the potato art genre...

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Why not buckle up and test drive the following?

October 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

When I was in my twenties I drove a little blue Honda Civic. Right now, I own a silver Nissan Cube. I call it my “to-go box.”I favor something simple to get me from one point to the other.I’ve never considered my vehicle to be a status symb...

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When elder care becomes too difficult

October 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Over the years, I’ve spent time visiting parishioners in care facilities. Years ago, my mother was in such a place. One day I was told by my older sister that Mom wasn’t doing so well. So, I boarded a plane from Texas to return home. Mom ha...

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