Category Archives: Touched by an Angel

Church Write-Up: Ministry Stories, Pastoral Unforgiveness, Christmas, Breed that Cow, Fellowship, Delivering Safely

For church last Sunday, I went to the “Word of Faith” church and the Missouri Synod Lutheran church.  Here are some items: A.  Both pastors shared stories about their experiences in ministry.  The pastor at the “Word of Faith” church … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Resolution, Mystery, or Both?

On Thanksgiving, I went to the Missouri Synod church’s Thanksgiving service. The pastor talked about a movie from the 1980’s entitled The Big Chill.  The pastor was saying that it is about University of Michigan students, and, while he himself … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Finding One’s Calling

The pastor at one of the churches that I attended last Sunday was talking about finding one’s calling.  He said that we should be who God made us today rather than trying to be somebody else.  The pastor appealed to … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou

When did I first hear of Maya Angelou?  It may have been when my Mom was a college student.  Her major was African-American studies.  She brought home some of Maya Angelou’s works, such as I Know Why the Caged Bird … Continue reading

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Nixonland 2

On pages 208-209 of Nixonland, Rick Perlstein quotes the 1953 memoir of screenwriter Ben Hecht, who was describing Hollywood standards: “Two generations of Americans have been informed nightly that a woman who betrayed her husband (or a husband his wife) … Continue reading

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Peck on Exorcism

In my latest reading of People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, M. Scott Peck talked about exorcism.  I did not finish Peck’s chapter on this subject, so I will be commenting on what I have read … Continue reading

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Job’s Growth

I finished Kathryn Schifferdecker’s Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job.  In this post, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Schifferdecker says on page 125: “…according to the divine speeches, the order God establishes in … Continue reading

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Sally Ride on Touched by an Angel

Astronaut Sally Ride has passed on.  She appeared on a Touched by an Angel episode, and  here’s a summary of it, with pictures of Sally!

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Celeste Holm

Actress Celeste Holm has passed on.  See here.  She was in a lot of things, and she won awards, but what I remember her for is the following: —-She was the Fairy Godmother in the 1965 Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.  … Continue reading

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Four Lessons from Last Night’s Desperate Housewives

I enjoyed last night’s Desperate Housewives episode.  Here are four items that stood out to me: 1.  Tom Sciavo decided to take that high-powered job, and he expressed excitement to Lynette that people are actually eager to know what he … Continue reading

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