Is a penny worth it's production? Yes and no. It does cost more to produce a penny than it's face value. In 2005 it cost 0.97 cents (just under it's cent face value). In 2006 the cost per penny went up to 1.23 cents. The last estimate I found for 2011 was 2.41 cents per … Continue reading Half Penny for a Dime
Church is family. Scripture refers to believers several times and in several ways as being at of God's family. I don't know of any human family that is without drama of some kind. As a minister I've seen families which are completely dysfunctional and in some cases dangerous while others are much healthier and joyful. … Continue reading Church as Family
Times do change. It wasn't many years ago when I went everywhere with at least one USB thumb drive in my pocket. I usually had several because I was forever losing the blasted things. They'd fall out of my pocket when I pulled my keys out and I wouldn't realize this till I much later. … Continue reading The Poor Orphaned Thumb Drive
My 10-month-old found a cracker at the bottom of a bucket of toys. She was very excited. It's sort of like finding the the prize in the CrackerJack box.
We had our first community group meeting of the season last night. There were twelve adults plus children - all told, twenty-three (I think) heartbeats in this house. It was chaotic. It was a zoo. Personally, I loved it. My favorite aspect of the evening was getting to know people better. Our group is a … Continue reading First Night of Community Groups
I really wish churches would stop singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic. It was not written by a Christian and is not about the Second Coming of Christ. The writer of the lyrics, Julia Ward Howe, was a not a Christian, but a Universalist. The song is not about the second coming of Christ but … Continue reading Churches Ought Not Sing The Battle Hymn of the Republic
I woke up this mornin' with the sundown shinin' in I found my mind in a brown paper bag, but then... I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high I tore my mind on a jagged sky I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in This is the first … Continue reading I Just Dropped In…