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Today’s Thoughts (8/31/10)

Here are some thoughts for the last day of August:

–        I finished the second book, The Girl Who Played With Fire. I ordered the third book, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest from Amazon and it should arrive by Friday.  While I was on Amazon, I read some of the book.  Just as […]


We had a celebration at my church today in honor of our pastor’s 25th anniversary of his ordination (when he officially was ordained as a Lutheran pastor). Five years ago we had a banquet to celebrate the 20th anniversary.  That was a huge affair with about 130 people crammed into our fellowship hall.  We had […]

How to be remembered

A woman at my church passed away and we had her memorial service today.  It was a sad occasion because her death was rather unexpected but it was also a joyous occasion because it was  a celebration of her life.  Just in the interest of clarity, her death wasn’t entirely unexpected.  She had just had […]

Happenings at Home

A few things out of the ordinary are happening in and around my house.

–        Another neighbor is moving out. The woman and her daughter who lived in the front apartment on the second floor moved out at the end of July. The man and his son who live in the front apartment on the […]

Book Obsession

Don’t you just love a book for which you are obsessed?  A book that you don’t want to put down?  A book that you want to stop every few pages and just savor how good it is and then read some more, savor some more, read some more, savor some more until you realize that […]


I am attending a non-denominational adult faith formation program entitled: “Pursuing God through the Music of U2”. For those who don’t know, all the members of the band U2 are faithful Christians and their songs are steeped in scriptures. It’s a six-session program that meets at a friend’s house each Tuesday night. Tonight […]


Why is it that people feel the need to bully other people?  There was a story on the morning news that a man committed suicide and, in his suicide note, blamed the bullying he received from his boss as the reason to end his life.  According to his sister, he just couldn’t take it anymore.  […]

Freedom of Religion

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression – Ratified December 15, 1791

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a […]


So, some people are all in a tizzy about the building of a mosque that is two blocks from Ground Zero. Why, you might ask? Because it is a mosque that is the worship space of Muslims and Muslims caused 9/11. But, it wasn’t Muslims that caused 9/11, it was terrorists who […]

And then there were…

There is something going around the office.  Actually, let me clarify…there is an ILLNESS going around the office.  I felt clarification was in order since I have written about little critters running around our building before and I didn’t want you to think that this is another animal tale.

Anyway, my boss’s wife came in […]