Monthly Archives: October 2010

Changing Sides

When I was a new pastor fresh out of seminary in Hermosa, South Dakota, a veteran pastor befriended me named Mitch. Mitch served the congregational church in town.  One day over lunch he told me this story of when he … Continue reading

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Miles 20-24 (10/13/2010)

I ran the Hartford Marathon on Saturday, October 9th. 26.2 miles. For those of you who don’t know or who fell asleep that day in world history class, the Marathon is a race that recalls the run of a Greek … Continue reading

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“Where is the Historical Society?” asked the driver of a very nice car as the window scrolled down.  Her words came only as a solitary command; no, “excuse me, or could you please help me find…” In hindsight, I wish … Continue reading

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Letting Your Hair Down

For those present at the Progressive Dinner at St. Michael’s on Saturday (9/25/2010) , it was a fun evening as we ate our way through the decades. The guests arrived in full regalia from the 60s, 70s and 80s.Tammie and I … Continue reading

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Hit and Run

I read a headline in the New Canaan Advertiser that got my attention. It went something like,  “Another Person Hit by Vehicle; Driver Stays.” With the number of people getting hit on the side of the road around here it … Continue reading

Posted in Faith Everyday, Traffic Patterns

Picture Day

Remember picture day at school? It was one day where I remember having combed hair (yes, I did have hair at one time), a tucked-in shirt, and nice shoes.  I think it was in first grade I had a little … Continue reading

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Priceless (9/08/2010)

It was 8:45 on a Sunday Morning. The church was empty, as it should have been. Worship was scheduled for 10:00. A man, let’s call him Gary, came in and sat down in his usual pew.  As I was getting … Continue reading

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