Monthly Archives: May 2016

Malachi the Artist

You know how parents sometimes say encouraging things that sort of ignore reality for a few seconds?  Like when I was a kid and dad was teaching me how to catch a baseball and it landed in my glove but … Continue reading

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Old Don Paco

Happy Birthday to my sister, Old Don Paco!  She goes by several names, but Paco is her nickname and I’m not going to go into all that here.  I’ve blogged about her before, marking the occasion where she earned her MSW, … Continue reading

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10 Great Thursday Makers

I’m wrapping up a great Thursday, May 19, 2016.  Because I want to practice gratitude (and rarely take the time to do so) here are 10 great Thursday Makers — 10 things I’m thankful for: I woke up.  A great … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

I’ve had the same conversation three different times with three different people in the last 24 hours: our culture is scared out of its mind, and there’s not much sign that things will soon improve.  We’re afraid of terrorists, yet … Continue reading

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A Thought: Death & Life

I’ve been thinking about death.  Don’t worry — it’s for a good reason.   Isn’t it interesting how we shy away from talking about such a common experience?  I suppose it makes sense, since death isn’t a fun topic at the … Continue reading

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Sunday AM Texts

This past Sunday we started a new series at pfmchurch called Ancient Family.  The sermon was based on Genesis 2:24, which says “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” … Continue reading

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