Monthly Archives: May 2015

Side Effects

Clarithromycin (street name Biaxin) has listed vivid dreams as a rare side effect.  It turns out my Mother was right.  I am rare. I’ve been taking this strong antibiotic for 5 days now.  Though its original intent was to treat a sinus infection … Continue reading

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Their Part in Pentecost

Today is Pentecost Sunday.  Pentecost has been around for a long time – even longer than the New Testament.  Back in the Ol’ Testament days, worshippers would bring their offering of bread to the Temple in Jerusalem as a way of … Continue reading

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behold: the power of words

“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The … Continue reading

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Triple-Prayer for Ministry Leaders

Leadership requires wisdom, wholeness, and conviction.  Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you’ve got.  Wholeness is the result of a healthy interior life.  Conviction is what keeps you going beyond what is seen.  Without these three crucial elements, things … Continue reading

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100 Years Until The Robots

Stephen Hawking predicts that we’ve got about 100 years until the Robots take over. [link] Hawking: “Computers will overtake humans with AI at some within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure the computers have … Continue reading

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Cayenne Coffee

As I was waiting for my coffee at Water Street Coffee Joint, I noticed someone else’s order waiting to be picked up.  I said to the barista behind the counter that looks really good — can I take that instead? to … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Eve

We’d decide not to go out to lunch after church because of the crowds.  After all, even the restaurants with less-than-stellar reputations are busy on Mother’s Day.  No, we’d cook some meat on the grill and perhaps even eat lunch … Continue reading

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Our family consumes eggs rapidly, sometimes averaging 6 per day.  Our customary weekday breakfast is scrambled eggs a la Chef Gordon Ramsay, whose surprisingly G-rated youtube video taught the secret to a great scramble is alternating heat and cool.  Our children eat … Continue reading

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Worry Is Like…

Worry is like sitting at a red light.  The engine is running, the gas is guzzled, but you don’t get any farther ahead. Worry is like watching an infomercial.  You know it’s a waste of time, yet you’re entertained by … Continue reading

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Why I’m (“not”) getting the Apple Watch

There’s an article out today that says the über expensive Apple watch is surprisingly cheap to manufacture.  Even at an estimated cost of only $84 per manufactured unit, I think Apple is doing exactly what we have come to expect them to do, … Continue reading

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