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Advent Adventures: The Game

Yesterday, I talked through some ominous feelings I sometimes have about Advent, and concluded that the pre-Christmas/Second Coming season should be about anticipation filled with joy – not dread. And then Sadness and I had to go and rain on the … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Scary?

I realized this week that Advent is my favorite season of the church year – except when I think too much about it. I love the structure and the rhythm of the Advent season – the way its Sundays have themes that … Continue reading

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For Granddad and Grandpa and Grandma

An old friend will sit in with the Holy Trinity Music Team once again this Sunday, as we say Vaya con dios to another Stampede Week in Calgary. No, I’m not referring to vertically gifted bassist Brian McKenzie. Brian is … Continue reading

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And On That Day

I said goodbye to a close friend I didn’t know very well last night. As I said on Facebook a couple of days ago, Jennifer Pastirik and I didn’t really interact all that much. Over the eight years we knew … Continue reading

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God Did That

You can observe a lot by watching. This famous quote, attributed (maybe not accurately) to baseball quipster Yogi Berra, is hilarious because it’s so dumb. And yet, so smart. It’s one thing to have your eyelids up so your retinas … Continue reading

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Two Rich Guys

I owe a debt to Amos ‘n Andy. No, not the controversial radio and TV characters. Cursillo brothers of mine here in Calgary, who recently pointed me in the direction of California clergyman Francis Chan. I reached out via Twitter … Continue reading

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Is he or isn’t he?

Wow. She’s so upbeat and helpful. She never says a bad word and always seems to try to take the high road when it comes to office banter. I wonder if she’s a Christian… I’ve pondered that a couple of times lately … Continue reading

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