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The Workload Continues…

Last week it was 78.5 hours. The week before 79.5. This weekend I will put in at least 16 hours this weekend to begin the week. I am learning things about myself. Stress, and this is real stress, exposes all manner of weaknesses. Physically, I am responding well except for my blood pressure, for which…

Tough Times Point The Way

I know this may sound repetitive, but this job has been hard work. They say many things get harder as you get older, but while I expected the work to be taxing, considering the schedule and the resource considerations, the actual demands are probably the greatest I have ever faced. One problem is my desire…

Sorry About Being Offline

I have been training all week, which leaves me exhausted and with no time. I will begin to catch up this weekend. My mailbox is overflowing and there are so many things to say. Thank you for your patience. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may his face alway be upon you…

Lent 06: Day 34

Today is my birthday. I joke that it will be my last one, since if you knew my birthdate you would see that I am now 59. This is the last year left to my pre-senior days. One thing is sure. Time is inexorable. I want to be able to post something this weekend on…

Lent 06: Day 7

Perspective. I have been thinking about what it is that separates the way believers and un- or not yet-believers view the Bible. Not the text of the Bible per se, but the message that the text reveals. It is obvious that each group reads the text differently. It is as if the rest of the…

Rimshots #21 “Christianity Untried”

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult, and left untried.” G. K. Chesterton in What’s Wrong with the World. That is a bold statement. If true and I think it is, where does the fault lie? Is it with the professed Christian who only takes from the…

Winding Down My Television

Tonight is the season ending two hour 24 episode. A friend is coming over for dinner to watch it with me. Wednesday is the two hour season ending Lost episode. My wife is really looking forward to seeing it and we both think the raft will end up back at the island. After this week…

Sheep And Wool

Every year one of my wife’s favorite outings is to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Since it is always on the first weekend in May it coincides with Mother’s Day weekend. This year my daughter and I made it an family outing to celebrate that along with my wife’s interest in weaving and other…