Monthly Archives: February 2015

What do you see?

This dress is making its way through the internet, with the question of what color do you think it is? But let me ask you a different question: would you wear it? Forget what color it is; just examine the … Continue reading

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How mad are you?

Anger is a natural emotion, just as happiness and sadness are natural emotions. Over the course of the day, you will be happy, you will be sad, and you will be angry. And these emotions will be directed at different … Continue reading

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Slow as a baseball

Friday, the much anticipated pace of game changes for Major League Baseball for 2015 were announced, they take effect right now; although no one knows how much time will be saved. Games in 2014 averaged 3 hours; games in 1980 … Continue reading

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What degree makes you President?

Some time ago, I read an article about a prominent Lutheran theologian, who has been dead for some time. One of the questions asked was who today would be able to match the stature and abilities of this particular individual. … Continue reading

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Nothingness

Ash Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Can you imagine absolute nothingness? We often speak of nothingness; we speak of having nothing; we speak of everything around us being gone. But is it true? A tornado comes through and destroys an … Continue reading

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Living in the world

Transfiguration of Our Lord – St. Mark 9:2-9 Over the course of the time of Epiphany, we have been focusing on aspects of living a holy life. We looked at how God views us not through the particular categories that … Continue reading

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How to impress your Valentine

There is a commercial running for Vermont Teddy Bear Company that asks ‘what are you giving your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?’ It starts with the traditional: flowers and chocolates. But it then points out that flowers will be dead in … Continue reading

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Let’s go!

In Mark 1:37, the disciples come to Jesus and say ‘Everyone is looking for you.’ This is after Jesus spent an entire day healing people, casting out demons, and performing other signs and wonders. No wonder people are looking for … Continue reading

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Saved by the Bell in Retrospect

Wednesday night, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon had a skit in which Jimmy interacted with members of the hit 1990’s sitcom Saved by the Bell. All day Thursday, my facebook feed was full of people sharing the video and … Continue reading

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February 2015 newsletter

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas February, 2015 In Genesis 1&2, God creates the heavens and the earth in six days, and rests on the seventh. Other than that, there is no justification for a seven … Continue reading

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