Pursuing Excellence

On Friday evening, championship figure skating was televised.  The athletes on skates were some of the best of the best in the country.  Some were amazingly good.  Others were probably just as good most of the time, but they faltered at places in their programs.  After thousands of jumps, untold numbers of spins, and multitudinous hours of personal fitness training, sacrificing almost everything in order to make it to the top of the podium, something unavoidable happened.  Their hopes for the top of the podium were dashed in a misstep, a fall, the toe of the skate sticking in the […]

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Winter Weather

When the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful, I wonder if we’re having church on Sunday/Wednesday?  How do I know? It’s that time of year again – no, not just New Year’s Eve and Opening Night in OKC.  But what goes along with those two things – winter weather.  BTW, the forecast for opening night is 14ᴼ with a wind-chill of 0ᴼ.  B-r-r-r-r!  I won’t be going to Opening Night downtown.  Just sayin’. We could also have some winter precipitation on Saturday and/or Sunday.  In fact, we’re having a very light case of it as this […]

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Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace!

Ah!  One of my favorite times of the year.  But not because of the traffic, or even because of receiving gifts.  (I like giving them better than receiving them these days).  From a human point of view, I love the time to be with the family.  From a spiritual point of view, it’s the incarnation that excites – Emmanuel, God becoming one of us, being with us, his tabernacle among us. A savior who saves us from all our sins and provides eternal life.  What a glorious story of love.  And the best thing is . . . it’s all […]

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