Religion

A timely question: what time and whose time is it?

November 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

We decided to change the time of our Sunday worship service at our church from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. We are trying this on a temporary basis to see how things go. A good number of people favored the change, while some others did not like the id...

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Calling all knitters: Hats for the Homeless

October 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

It has been over seven years since my mother-in-law Verna passed away. Shortly before that time, she requested that my wife Jeanne look for a book that had been misplaced somewhere in her home. One of the places Jeanne looked was in a large...

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The holy calling of taking care of pets

October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Are you a pet owner? If so, what kind of pet? I lovingly refer to Alicia as “my second wife.” She’s a cat and we’ve been together for sixteen of her seventeen years. The vet says Alicia looks “amazing for her age. “Yes, I’m a “cat person.” ...

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The seasons change and so does the garden

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The leaves on trees turn and fall. They speckle the lawn — yellow, orange on green. The weather is changing, and the plants have followed suit.Our backyard is on the south side of the house. Yesterday, I took a tour of that area with an eye...

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Where have you gone, Walter Cronkite?

October 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Many years ago, I would occasionally attend a morning coffee group. The members of this gathering were all men, mostly older. Many were local farmers who were semi-retired. The time spent together was largely enjoying each other’s company a...

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Wondering what the fig Jesus was talking about

September 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

In seminary, I did learn to read Ancient Greek and translate that into modern English. This was the original language used to write the New Testament. Unfortunately, I failed to keep up this practice. So, my current abilities in this are li...

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Don’t say Jesus never taught you nothing

September 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

First, I hope that you can excuse my poor grammar in the above title. Quite honestly, it was used to gain your attention so that you might read further. You’ve heard my hope. Now, what is your decision? Will you follow?Much of what I now wr...

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When the heat is on, the goal is a solid 40 percent

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s happening again. We are in a time of transition. So be smart, and begin preparations.What do I mean? In the past, I’ve noticed that about the middle of September, people start getting sick. Many catch a cold.Part of the cause may be sw...

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Quite frankly, there's something that bugs me about you

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Most nights, when Jeanne and I go to bed, just before we turn out the light, I say to my dear wife, “Thanks for hanging out another day,” and we laugh. I will often add to that statement, “I don't know how you do it. You'r...

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Thinking about Jesus while out on the water

August 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Jeanne, Ben and I just got back off vacation from the Olympic Peninsula. I wrote about this two weeks ago — my experience of having a touch of seasickness when I went out shrimping.While in Port Angeles, our friend Curt also took me out sal...

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