Monthly Archives: November 2017

Advent = Awkward

When we were young our Mom brought home a peculiar Advent Calendar that had a picture of a creepy lion and some dude with horse legs.  To add to the strangeness, Mom made us Turkish delight.  I can’t speak for … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Advent #4 (Mark 13:24-31) End Times…

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Three Lessons I’ve Learned About Losing Weight & Keeping It Off

From 318 pounds to 238 pounds. I tipped the scales at 318 pounds, which, even for a 6’5″ male pushes me beyond the traditional medical height/weight chart.  “Obese” is a word I don’t care for, especially applied to me.  I … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Advent #3 (1 Corinthians 1:3-9)

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Advent: Stagnation and Flow

I took this picture while on a quick post-lunch meeting walk.  This is Portage Creek, flowing north-ish toward Kalamazoo.  Behind me runs the Grand Elk Railroad, a straight shot between South Bend and Grand Rapids.  Several trains go through each … Continue reading

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[RadCast] Advent #1 (Isaiah 64)

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Golf Tips: Devoted, Watchful, Thankful [Colossians 4:2]

My brother in law taught me how to drive a golf ball at a pristine golf course on the Atlantic side of sunny, sunny Florida.  Until then my only knowledge of the game (sport, addiction) was on my PlayStation 2, … Continue reading

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