Jack Hayford was an incredible example of a pastor, a Pentecostal, a great leader, and so much more. I was able to hear him a couple of times in my life in person. One was in a stadium in Denver. His ability to communicate was so powerful there was a sense that what he wasContinue reading “The loss of a true “churchman””
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I had a friend who loved the opportunities he found along the way. He called them “divine appointments.” He would meet someone on a trip and a conversation would spark and after awhile it was clear the Holy Spirit had set something up. What was special about this friend was he didn’t run on aContinue reading “Divine appointments”
Change is going to come
One of the fun things in my life right now is working with organizations who are touching the “least of these.” Lately I’ve been meeting with folks who have found passion for change in a particular area of society. They are invested with passion and look for true change to come. They are in itContinue reading “Change is going to come”
The hard work of love and friendship
“When we see love as the will to nurture one’s own or another’s spiritual growth, revealed through acts of care, respect, knowing, and assuming responsibility, the foundation of all love in our life is the same… Genuine love is the foundation of our engagement with ourselves, with family, with friends, with partners, with everyone weContinue reading “The hard work of love and friendship”
The messy spirituality of Rich Mullins
Rich Mullins was a musical hero to me. I didn’t have the Beatles or Bob Dylan. But in the Christian world and the plastic music of that time, Rich was real to me. In a time and place when you felt like you had to “look good” on the outside, Rich was a mess onContinue reading “The messy spirituality of Rich Mullins”
Just dance… or write… or SOMETHING!
A high school school teacher asked her students to write a living author to give them advice. Only Kurt Vonnegut responded. His letter is wonderful.
Finding the depth of life
Frederick Buechner died this week at the age of 96. While I did not read a lot of his work, I knew people who read his work and those people have a depth to them I truly admire. David Brooks as a great tribute to him in his column this week.
Happy birthday, Angelo Moriondo!
This could be a high holy day. Angelo Moriondo is credited with the first design of the espresso machine. My life is markedly different (and far more awake) as a result of this man’s ingenuity!
My Dad’s obituary
Charles J. Thompson entered this life on January 7, 1939 in Altamont, MO and peacefully left this earth on May 20, 2022 with his family by his side singing his favorite hymns. Charles, along with his mom and brothers and sisters, grew up on a farm in Galatin, MO. They worked the farm growing up,Continue reading “My Dad’s obituary”
The hard conversations
This quote from Winn Collier is beautiful and true.