The subway singer

Last night, for some reason, I wound up with a song stuck in my head. It’s actually a pretty well-known Mexican song from the 1940s, Besame Mucho. It’s been recorded by a lot of famous singers over the years, but the version playing in my head was never recorded. I first heard it on a subway platform ~25 […]

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Add New Post

I’ve been to this page on my blog many times over the last few months… only to be stopped cold at that line: Add New Post. Well, not that line, really… it’s the line right below it, the one with the ghost text prompting me that I need to “Enter title here.” I tentatively enter a few […]

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Because you ask not…

Six weeks ago, at the beginning of October, I had a horrible, painful, concentration-breaking, sleep-depriving, nasty sinus headache. In the grand scheme of things, not really a big deal. I knew I’d get through it soon enough, I was just going to have to “tough it out.” Unfortunately, it would appear that I’m not really […]

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Just As I Am

A minister (whom I respect) likes to say that he won’t have his quiet time until he is showered and dressed for the day. While he believes that this is a good practice and encourages it, he doesn’t teach that everyone has to do it that way. He just feels that being showered and dressed is proper […]

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Plodding is Underrated

Almost a month ago, my pastor preached a message called “Don’t Waste Your Life.” It wound up being a pivotal message for our church… and for me. Pastor Nathan talked about William Carey, a missionary famous for saying “I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.” Plodding… isn’t […]

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Happy New Year

It’s January 1st, and I could’t let the day pass without posting something. My track record with New Year’s Resolutions is not stellar… and I cringe to review the seemingly reasonable goals that I dutifully set — then unceremoniously failed to achieve — last year at this time. So no resolutions for me this year. […]

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The Night After Runoffs

Twas the night after runoffs And all through the town Not a single campaign ad On TV was found No more calls from pollsters No pleas for my vote No ads on my facebook Or emails they wrote My mailbox now spared From political flyers Sent out by faux “PACs” Created by liars It will […]

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“Jesus Loves Me*”

Chris Tomlin has a new song called “Jesus Loves Me.” It’s not the children’s song- but the message is the same. It’s been on the radio a lot recently, and honestly, it didn’t really stand out to me at first. I thought it was “nice,” but it took a long ride home after a few […]

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Panic

I’ve been fighting what folks around here unaffectionately call “the crud” — a cough / congestion thing that’s making the rounds — for over a week now. Today it didn’t seem quite so bad, so I decided to run to the store to pick up a few things (mistake #1). And instead of going to […]

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