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they eat parrots, don’t they? (AA4c)

I’ve referred to the parrots here, as a trope for the slightly exotic character of our surroundings. But I wouldn’t want to leave the wrong impression. Advertisements

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a river runs through it (AA4b)

Katie and I are finding a new pace for our life, now that we are getting past the travel and tourist aspects of our trip. We are settling into our own routines, here on the edge of the mountains. I’m on sabbatical, which implies rest but in modern academia involves a set of expectations about […]

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who is Jesus

I’m posting a series of essays as preparation for my upcoming ordination council. You can find these at http://bit.ly/1ps22J Here is an excerpt from “who is Jesus and why does it matter?” the king thing? We have no idea at all, even though Christ as sovereign Lord is where an understanding of who Jesus is […]

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Serious draw-er is serious.

Serious draw-er is serious. Originally uploaded by Christian Metts This is our granddaughter. She is cute. She calls me Santa.

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being led, 2

Excerpt from funeral message based on Psalm 23, part 2. Ours was often a transitional life. By the time I was 16 I had lived in 13 different places, and mom was blessed that God often and finally provided some still waters. Our home on the mountain was one of those places. So was the […]

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obituary

Bonnie Joan Metts died peacefully in her sleep last night. She was 74. Born on November 7, 1933 in Naples, Florida, she was the daughter of Jack and Mary Prince. Although she came from a family of some means, her own mom was killed in an auto accident when she was four and her Dad […]

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heading home

My mom and I had a few good laughs today, especially after my sister got here. Mom was visiting us from Florida for a couple of weeks, but Toy came up too after talking to mom last night. We all knew it was time. And so tonight the oncologist told us mom’s cancer has spread […]

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winning isn’t everything

Golf is not a game, it’s bondage. It was obviously devised by a man torn with guilt, eager to atone for his sins. ~Jim Murray Wednesday night, somewhere in China, Mays and Walsh won the Olympic gold medal in women’s beach volleyball, falling on the sand in the rain, rolling around and screaming with joy. […]

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