Monthly Archives: March 2009

Stones of Praise

There are many surprising and unexpected turns throughout the Gospels that are difficult to understand. They don’t fit with our expectations or with the messages we most often hear from the pulpit. One of those surprises is the turn Jesus … Continue reading

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Gambling for Breakfast

This blog is from the Big Adventure files, written during the western portion of our road trip in the summer 2007. Nevada is a desolate place, mostly desert. But, what it lacks in water and natural resources it makes up … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer

Heavenly Father, we pray to you because we love you and seek to know you. We pray to you because you have promised to hear the prayers of your people. We pray to you because you are the One who … Continue reading

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Vanillaroma

“Your car smells a bit musty,” Dad commented. I suppose it did, the inevitable result of transporting eight frequently damp people. But, it’s hard to smell your own car. It’s hard to smell your own house. It’s like trying to … Continue reading

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Scottish Chinese Food

“…and I’d like some Sweet and Sour Shrimp…” “Shrimp?” “Uh oh,” I said to myself, “no shrimp?” “We have Sweet and Sour Prawns,” he said, pointing to the menu in front of me. “Right, prawns, I knew that, no shrimp … Continue reading

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Automatic Updates

I’m glad the engineers at Microsoft and iTunes are always working on my behalf. I’m glad they’re always pushing the envelope to perfect their respective products. But the updates are a real nuisance. Nearly every day, often several times a … Continue reading

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Comment

Bryan Owen’s recent article in Life and Work entitled “Religion and Politics: Do They Mix?” begs a reply. There is a prevailing assumption in Scottish culture that President Obama represents the cure for the evils of the Bush Administration. Behind … Continue reading

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Virus

I don’t know why they call them viruses; perhaps because they are so pernicious and so resistant to treatment. I’ve got a virus on my old computer. My handy anti-viral defense program has isolated the thing, but it’s still there, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Sunday Worship

Look upon us, Lord:May the darkness of our soulsVanish before the beams of your brightness. Fill us with holy love:Open to us the treasures of your wisdom;Encourage what you have begun in us,And prompt us to ask in prayerWhat your … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

If my posts are a bit irregular this week it is because our internet connection has been temporarily severed. It’s due to be turned on at the house next Wednesday.

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