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Since January 14, 2013
215 Community Recognitions
I am beginning anew literally. I have moved from a place I lived for over thirty years to a place where I know my wife and little else. It is as if I am before a blank page wondering what to write and at the same time wondering if I want to write at all. After all how many people want to attend to a still small voice, when they are more comfortable with a script already written for them. One of the questions I face is my identity in relation to a whole new group of people. I am a work in process. My ordination is a core value. I have let the identity of having a history of mental illness slip into the background. It is well with my soul.
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    Rated: E · Sports · #2243330
    Deciding whether to play or not
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2242219
    A description of life as I see it
    Rated: E · Family · #2235148
    The other brother
    Rated: E · Family · #2235144
    My brother Craig
    Rated: E · Family · #2235143
    My brother Craig
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2235121
    Celebrating my brother Kurt, chapter 1
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2234602
    Search in process
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2234600
    Poem to celebrate hope for forgiving
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2224583
    Grief in process
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2224250
    An opportunity
    Rated: E · Educational · #2193422
    outline of sermon
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2193199
    With all creation celebrate and PRAISE God, as key to mercy grace
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2191868
    Psalm 148 moves us to embrace Christ in all things
    Rated: E · Community · #2191744
    My first prom experience at the age of 63.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2191699
    So how do I know you care?
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2191528
    My adventure with a client
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2191503
    How to waffle
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2191483
    A tribute to those who inspire writing
    Rated: E · Action/Adventure · #2182959
    The Last Story I will Tell
    Rated: E · Personal · #2174646
    The joy of God's gift offering
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2168243
    a memorial for my recently deceased uncle
    Rated: E · Animal · #2161548
    The inspirational story of how a dog can make a difference.
    Rated: E · Other · #2154535
    Quest to read
    Rated: ASR · Dark · #2150856
    A glimpse into madness
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2128828
    A challenging question offered to Elijah, each of us and the church
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #2128172
    A Love Story
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2128016
    I am laying claim to something that is greater than terminal existing
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2127918
    Inviting a dialogue that will allow others to come to know God.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2126260
    An interpretation about life, Jesus being the same yesterday, today and forever.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2126080
    The truth about making peace with your past, by learning from it.
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2126058
    We cannot expect to get there without others following
    Rated: E · Psychology · #2126051
    Watch out, the box contains addiction
    Rated: E · Drama · #2126038
    A description of a Yeller critter
    Rated: E · Educational · #2125980
    I am questioning the assumptions that define abuse.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2125282
    Back in synch
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2125253
    The aftermath of a painful pillaging
    Rated: 13+ · Relationship · #2125241
    Determining what "Ugly" is and deciding what to do about it
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2125062
    How to get up after the hook slips
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2124556
    Exposing myths of medication management in hopes of getting a second chance.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2119483
    Tell me what you think
    Rated: E · Writing · #2117599
    Written of with an f added
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2117468
    Poising vs. Poisoning
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2116023
    The cost of getting fingered
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2115602
    Getting teeth
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2114927
    A description of what can happen through the lens of love
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2113528
    the joy of parenting from the perspective of those involved
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2113368
    One man's quest to try to determine why I am here and where I am going
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2112958
    Perception
    Rated: E · Men's · #2112251
    Determining how to care for people who are different sexually
    Rated: E · Tragedy · #2112148
    True story
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2111277
    The difference between winning and losing.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2110538
    How we see others is a choice
    Rated: E · Friendship · #2110214
    How does refriending happen?
    Rated: E · Children's · #2106080
    Messengers from God to Children
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2105458
    A story of how God is present through us
    Rated: E · Animal · #2103488
    What my God teaches me about being thankful
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2099718
    Making sense of various circumstances and persons
    Rated: E · Community · #2099636
    The quest to dialogue issues about LGBT and what it means is unavoidable.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2098894
    The cat in my throat will not let me be at peace.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2098762
    Searching for the keys to...
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2098706
    A commentary on what it means to be a great pitcher
    Rated: E · Community · #2094810
    The hurtful feeling state after being rejected
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2093535
    One man's journey to find the way home
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2090518
    A look back and going forward to pinpoint what Sabbath means for me now.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2079266
    God's grace expressed inside and outside to the living "dead"
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2071827
    Do I stay where I am at or go/grow.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2070776
    Another attempt at getting to know others and myself
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2068266
    Part of my story about seeing the positive result of being in relationship
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2068262
    The need for relationship connection as evidence that I am becoming well.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2067226
    A Christmas miracle just in time for Christmas
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2066659
    God can love Through me
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2065518
    If God is for us who can be against us
    Rated: E · History · #2065176
    A reason to be thankful
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2064979
    A celebration of amazing grace
    Rated: 13+ · Inspirational · #2059684
    A story of a man that helped save my life. Excerpt from memoir: "Witness to Withness"
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2058526
    An chapter from my Witness to Withness journal
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2054066
    My Journey from Mental Illness to Mental Wellness
    Rated: E · Community · #2053350
    Let the blogging begin again and again and again.....
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2047817
    Sermon for upcoming sunday
    Rated: E · Other · #2039738
    Some ideas on what it means to prepare one for death.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2036264
    A true story about something that happened at work
    Rated: 18+ · Comedy · #2036199
    A parody on one of my favorite food shows
    Rated: E · Family · #2036059
    My journey to let go and at the same time embrace home
    Rated: E · Other · #2033673
    I will use this to get ready for a sermon this week
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2030449
    Past battle with Mental Illness and Implications
    Rated: E · Other · #2030287
    dreams and interpretations
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2030109
    A folder on dreams and what they mean
    Rated: E · Other · #2021058
    Letters from a grieving Son
    Rated: E · Family · #2020938
    A short story about me
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2018109
    Sharing about God's miracle of life at work
    Rated: E · Family · #2016977
    Grief has many faces. It is reflected in the many faces that look in the mirror each day.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2015784
    A tribute to my mom and her legacy.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2013086
    A message I will share at Mom's Funeral
    Rated: E · Family · #2013005
    story of dealing with mom's letting go.
    Rated: E · Other · #2012910
    a story for my family tree
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2012414
    Testimony about how God is at work
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2012162
    For poetry contest
    Rated: E · Other · #2010202
    The gift of my son Michael
    Rated: E · Family · #2009578
    One leaf among many of the story tree
    Rated: E · Family · #2009404
    A reminder that some places never leave one.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2007855
    A sermon about God's greatest Gift
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2006978
    poem for Lighthouse poetry contest
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2002150
    entry for lighthouse poetry contest
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1999089
    Fourth of July Reflections
    Rated: E · Family · #1998305
    Letting Go
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1998178
    Learning about tears and their scope
    Rated: E · Experience · #1997488
    The trial of letting go of one's daughter
    Rated: E · Religious · #1996335
    Preparing for a sermon can seem a lot like preparing for life.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1993877
    Poem for lighthouse poetry contest
    Rated: E · Family · #1993315
    Mary's request to the servants at a wedding
    Rated: E · Religious · #1989779
    A sermon I will preach Sunday. Any feedback is appreciated.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1989524
    There no Greater joy that seeing what can happen when God is in control
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1988560
    Story for the Christian Writing Contest
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1988558
    A poem with a visual prompt about giving ones heart to God (Jesus)
    Rated: E · Experience · #1987522
    Another way to look at an Easter icon
    Rated: E · Animal · #1987018
    The newest gadget for dogs
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1985722
    Ongoing stories about our rat terrier
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1985544
    Looking back at God's Gift
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1982793
    The vision that lead to the space program
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1982565
    Journey in and out of the lives of Memories of family
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1981687
    Springtime song encased, ready to be set free
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1981438
    The Experience of my call
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1977147
    Entry for lighthouse poetry contest
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1976749
    Making a choice about what to do when we are afraid
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1973115
    New ways of understanding treasure
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1972241
    A Sermon that I will Preach This Sunday
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1971287
    Looking for a safe place to give and receive truth
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1971000
    A poem for lighthouse poetry contest.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1970589
    resolutions for a new year.
    Rated: E · Holiday · #1966836
    Christmas meditation
    Rated: E · Educational · #1966800
    I am writing about the importance of being devoted to God.
    Rated: E · Community · #1962566
    Thanks for giving
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1962530
    Mystery revealed in the telling of our own story.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1958813
    A Poem about My favorite bible book
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1957494
    Short story about what makes our testimony worthwhile
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1952243
    An entry for a contest about what salt means.
    Rated: E · Other · #1952240
    It is my entry for a contest
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1949855
    A poem I wrote just before my Dad's funeral in March 2002. There is a short addendum.
    Rated: E · Family · #1947807
    Awaiting answered prayer is worth it.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1947805
    entry for poetry contest
    Rated: E · Experience · #1944628
    I will share the many thoughts that invade my introspective soul.
    Rated: E · Entertainment · #1943344
    After having two sons I was thrilled when the doctor spread the word, "It's a Girl".
    Rated: E · Comedy · #1943341
    A humorous look at how words can mean different things to different people.