Tag Archives: humility

How should I shepherd this flock? Where do I begin?

“I have something for you,” Jen said. Her face wore her father’s half-smirk-half-smile that always made me wonder what he was up to. She stood facing me close enough that I could see the same spark that I used to … Continue reading

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Holding pattern and Christmas blessings

I remember once, years back, when I was in the air above Chicago’s O’hare airport circling and waiting to land. Back then there was no wifi, no tv’s and laptops were few and far between. I was listening to the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a former wheelchair snob

I’m just going to put this out there, as insensitive and politically incorrect as it is. It’s gonna shock those of my readers who paint me as a martyr, super-saint or spiritual giant. What can I say, that was a … Continue reading

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Who is Bilirubin and why is he messing with me?

I now have an envelope stuffed with my liver disease records from all the way back to 2005 when it was discovered. It’s a lot of paper. Most of it makes no sense to me. But other parts of it … Continue reading

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A bloodied pile of bodies in your wake?

Something doesn’t add up. Have you met the “pastor” who says he is all about spreading the gospel but treats people like crap? I have. Heck, I’ve even been guilty of doing the same thing. When we’re more about advancing … Continue reading

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Hey pastor, you aren’t all that.

Newsflash. Pastor discovers he’s just another screw up like everyone else. I’d like to see that in the news because, hey pastor, you aren’t a big deal. You’re not Jesus. Take all the Greek and Hebrew classes you want. Quote … Continue reading

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