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April 5th, Granky Day: A Celebration of Life, Love, and Laughter

If everyone knew what a few of us do, April 5 would be a national holiday. We would call it “Granky Day.” Granky Day would be a celebration of all the precious women who have lived holy lives, but refused to be “holier-than-thou.” It would be a day to celebrate a woman who exuded radiant […]

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One Holy Moment: This Is My Body…Take, Eat | an Easter Devotional

An Easter Devotional Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, has always been a holy and solemn event to me, thanks largely to my grandfather. I would not say that Pastor Bill Henager (my mother’s father) and I had a good many bonding moments. Ours was not the kind of grandfather/grandson relationship that led to many fishing […]

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Merle Haggard, Barack Obama, Rainbow Stew, Utopia, and Easter

Eatin’ rainbow stew in a silver spoon, Underneath that sky of blue. We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-ubb, An’ eatin’ that rainbow stew. Reading the news —and the divergent opinions— regarding health care reform and the general direction of the country, that old Merle Haggard tune came to mind. It reminded me to beware the […]

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Don’t Fly Away

(Part Four of a four-part series.) Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment… If the spirit of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post; for conciliation pacifies great offenses. Ecclesiastes 10:1a,4 Contempt for authority! Just another fly in the ointment. Stand by the water cooler this week  and I am sure you will […]

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Fly Right — A Devotional

Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment… Even when a fool walks along the way, He lacks wisdom, and he shows everyone that he is a fool. Ecclesiastes 10:1a,3 Here’s another fly Solomon found in the ointment: the hypocrisy of a fool. The foolish person wants to seem self-sufficient, like he’s got it all figured out. […]

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