Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hush Now and Sh’ma

Sh’ma Yisrael YHWH Eloheinu YHWH Eḥad Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord is One (Deuteronomy 6:4) I love that this verse has a shorthand title, Sh’ma (or Shema), because whether read or said out loud it’s clear that it starts … Continue reading

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Hi-yo Silver!

Twenty-five years ago this month I got married. Twenty-six years ago this month I didn’t even know my wife existed. Funny how life comes along like that. At times it’s been like the steamiest scenes of the Song of Songs*: … Continue reading

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Unplanned Pregnancies

Imagine giving birth. (For you mothers it’s not much of a stretch, and for the rest of us we’ll just do the best we can.) Now imagine giving birth without knowing you were even pregnant. “But how can this happen?” … Continue reading

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Celebrity Gossip!

Celebrity gossip is everywhere – supermarket checkout lines, radio talk shows, television programs devoted to nothing but the latest details of celebrities’ lives. Why do we do it? Is it to satisfy our voyeuristic tendencies, are we envious of their … Continue reading

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Flying Lessons

“God takes us into the depths so that we may reach the heights.” I thought that sounded pretty good. I patted the shoulder across the corner of the kitchen table with what I thought was a comforting sort of pat. … Continue reading

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They Want To Ruin My Marriage

[This is the article that started my guest posting, originally published by Jenny Rae Armstrong.] Equal Only If Separate? He sang while she played piano. It was a scene straight out of almost everyone’s church experience. They probably sounded wonderful, glorifying … Continue reading

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Parental Math

When we had our first child, I figured my wife and I were just about equal to the task. As soon as we had our second I realized we were out numbered: 2 kids > 2 parents. I call this … Continue reading

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Radio Rejects

Compiled for your consideration is a short list of rejected ideas for radio programs : Dial-up Modem Symphonies Mollusks, Tubers and Inert gases – a conspiracy? Meeting of the Mimes Huh … I wonder why they never caught on? Back in … Continue reading

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Consecrating Idols

“To worship an idol involves calling something holy when it is not holy. Remember, only God can consecrate. … When a human being tries to consecrate what God has never consecrated, it is not a genuine act of consecration. It … Continue reading

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Bustin’ Some Teeth

Broken Shards I broke a tooth Labor Day weekend. Within an hour I was in the dentist chair getting it fixed. Yes, I have a very accommodating dentist. A talented one, too. First off, I should tell you this is … Continue reading

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