Monthly Archives: November 2011

Advent, Week 1

“Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence.” Isaiah 64:1 (ESV) We need Advent. Did you see the story about the lady who pepper sprayed a bunch of people? She … Continue reading

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Model trains

The sun has yet to rise upon our kitchen table, littered with empty pop cans and drippings from yesterday’s dinner of wings and pizza, which served as a delicious foreshadowing of today’s thanksgiving feast. Andrew is rubbing his forehead and … Continue reading

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SPE 100

Over the last few semesters, I have had the privilege of teaching a section of Speech class — SPE 100 — at Spring Arbor University. The 20 Freshmen/Sophomore students in class this semester show no shortage of creativity, energy, and … Continue reading

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I don’t wanna say any names…

I’m sitting in a Tim Hortons and can’t help but overhear a conversation between three autoworkers who are having a tough time with work. It sounds like they’re stuck in the middle of a union/management issue. “I can file a … Continue reading

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All Saints Sunday

Oh when the saints Go marching in Oh when the Saints go marching in Oh Lord, I want to be in that number When the saints go marching in. You realize, of course, that this ol’ Gospel tune has connections … Continue reading

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Bolts

Our deck rocks, not like the hit bands MGMT and STYX, but like a structure that is about to let go of its integrity. I knew from the day that we bought the house that it would need help. Nails … Continue reading

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Give Me My… NickelBack

I’m looking forward to watching the Lions on Thanksgiving, which is something I didn’t think I’d ever say. A bunch of people are expressing their displeasure, not with the Lions, but with the band Nickelback, scheduled for the halftime show. … Continue reading

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