Readings of the Day “Who was that masked man?” This was a question from the early days of radio and movie serials. Folks would be in trouble and a masked man would ride up, the Lone Ranger, and help them through their difficulty. This man only sought justice: he would only shoot to disarm an […]

Readings of the Day When I was growing up, I remember watching the “Wizard of Oz” almost every year. Do you remember it? It was a classic story, full of wonderful special effects, an excellent company of friends in Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto, too, the Wicked Witch of […]

Frequently I find quotes on the Internet worth sharing on my Twitter/Facebook accounts: Millennial Journal has provided many of these. This morning I read through Pope Francis Encyclical Laudato Si and found paragraph 205, which stood out as a powerful beacon of hope: “Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, […]

Readings of the Day Frodo Baggins was an ordinary guy without much potential. His passions were similar to the folks around him, he lived in a small town and would have probably been content to be there the rest of his life. He had friends, even though some of them were rather strange, and he […]

There can be a big difference between theory and practice. Things that look good on paper don’t always work when you put them together in real life. As a composer, I’m very aware of this, in fact a lot of 20th century art music looks better on paper than it sounds. As a preacher, some […]

Readings of the Day Anytime we talk about blood, we know we’re talking about something extremely important, we’re talking about something critical.. When I was growing up, we used to play ten point pitch. We didn’t play for money; we played for blood. Perhaps you’ve used the term for discussions or other verbal confrontations you’ve […]

Readings of the Day I remember a classic TV commercial where a guy wakes up early in the morning.  He has a tough time getting his act together. Stumbling around, he just can’t seem to get going until he’s finish shaving, and all of a sudden, he slaps himself silly putting on his after shave.  […]

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