Category Archives: grace

Five Minute Friday — Overcome

I know it’s Sunday and this is a Five Minute Friday exercise. Sunday … Friday. Not quite the same. But the point, as I’ve said many times, is it’s not the day, but the discipline. It doesn’t matter whether it’s … Continue reading

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Grace

If you’re thinking this is an “inspirational” post, surprise! It’s not. It’s a restaurant review. Grace. Yes, that’s the name of the restaurant I visited last weekend in Portland, ME. And it’s appropriate since the venue is a circa 1856 … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Hug

I was going through some files the other day and came across the eulogy I delivered for my very good friend, confidant and counselor, Sonni. It struck me. She died two years ago today and, just like my wife, there … Continue reading

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Nine Years

My older daughter emotionally posted Monday, “Lord, get me through Wednesday and I will be okay for another year.” My younger daughter responded, “I’m with you sis ” My three boys are unusually quiet. I continue to cope. Today — … Continue reading

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Who Is Jesus?

Following tradition, here are my words from the back side of the pulpit today at Dover-Foxcroft (ME) United Methodist Church. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Truth

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Five Minute Friday on Saturday. I was just mentioning to my daughters at dinner — a late dinner at that — I hadn’t written my Five Minute Friday assignment yet. In unison they chimed back, “Dad, you … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Mom

I must be back in New York. I backslid into sloughing off on my Five Minute Friday assignment until Saturday — late Saturday afternoon at that. Oh well. It’s the thought that counts and the effort to post something sometime. … Continue reading

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