Monthly Archives: September 2014

In praise of the widow’s mite

In the biblical Gospels of Mark and Luke we have the account of the widow’s mite. In this story Jesus and his disciples watch as worshipers come to place their offerings in one of thirteen trumpet-shaped offering containers located in … Continue reading

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For heaven’s sake, take the call

For months a company called A.R.M. has been calling our home phone. When we see their name on caller I.D., we let it ring. We’re fed up with calls from survey-takers, fund-raisers and political haymakers. But A.R.M. is in a … Continue reading

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There are no ordinary people

It is common now – among intellectuals and even among government agencies – to deny humans a nature and regard the characteristics once attributed to human nature as merely “social constructs.” Gender, for example, is now viewed by many as … Continue reading

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More from reYOUal Posted

Check out the two latest titles from the Re-YOU series: The Patience of God (8/31/14) and Decisions, Decisions (9/7/14) at the link below.  <a href=”http://lockwoodchurch.org/media.php?pageID=6″&gt; </a> If you like it, check out From the Pulpit for more. And try the … Continue reading

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Use the “show-then-tell” approach

If there is a rule in writing fiction, it is this: Show, don’t tell. John Updike impressed that principle on me many years ago in an essay on writing short stories. More recently, I ran across the same principle at … Continue reading

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