Working on a Building

Working on a Building

Have you ever seen a house built so quickly that you worry about the safety of the inhabitants? Pretty much all the time, right? Construction didn’t used to be so fast. In fact, some of the most magnificent structures, such as Medieval cathedrals, took...
Working on a Building

Shovels, Knitting Needles & Other Weapons

What is the first law of holes? If you are in one, stop digging!. That same shovel that created the hole can be used to fill it but it might be good if you first changed location. The fact that you would be buried if the shovel were used by someone else is a witness...
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Gotta Serve Somebody

Yep, Bob Dylan said it well, “it might be the devil or might be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.” I’d argue that the somebody that many of us serve is our own ego (which may not be a bad definition of “the devil”)...
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The Far Shore

In his book, Born to Kvetch, Michael Wex tells the joke about an old Jewish man on a train complaining to everyone and no one, “Oy, am I thoisty,” repeated every thirty seconds. On the fourth “oy,” a man gets us and goes to fetch some water....
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Synergy

Our third grandchild is on her way, ready to enter the world any day now. Through the wonders of modern technology we are able to follow the progress from 500 mills away. That same social media brings reports of all the aches and pains of pregnancy so we are not...
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Belonging(s)

Pop quiz (Open book, feel free to use your Bibles): Which of the following demonstrates the blessing of God? A. This $10.5 million¬†House (17,000 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 elevators, 5 wood burning fireplaces, 1 bedroom guest house & pool house)  ...
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A Way Out of Noah Way

After a long summer break, Darkwood Brew is back and ready to take on the Narrative Lectionary. The first story is the flood narrative. I haven’t seen the new Noah movie, but I do know that it stirred up a good deal of controversy. No doubt, it was because it...
Shame of Cones

Shame of Cones

The pun and the juxtaposition of content in the meme may be funny, but shame is far from fun and games. As Eric and Bruce gave their views on the unforgivable sin, they were describing the twin of shame. If the unforgivable sin is to refuse forgiveness then any person...
Shame of Cones

The Second Mile

The pneuma divina passage this past week included Matthew 5:39, which the Revised Standard Version translation has us hear Jesus tell us not to resist evil. This brought question from the chat about resisting systemic evil. Not surprisingly, the conversation in the...

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