Monthly Archives: July 2012

Wedding Pastor – Wedding Crasher

Both are absolutely accurate.  There were two weddings and two roles. First of all, it was such a wonderful experience to be a part of the wedding at which I officiated Saturday in Oklahoma City.  The bride was one of … Continue reading

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Another Untimely Death

I knew Ken and had respect for him but had not gotten to know him well.  He was a Pastor who was about a half dozen years younger than I.  He retired early.  He and his wife purchased a retirement … Continue reading

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Just Two Items – That’s All.

Honey and Tomatoes, that’s all I intended to get.  I brought home one bag of regular tomatoes, plus another from a vendor selling heirloom tomatoes, a small bag of green beans, two bell peppers, a bag of homegrown local peaches, … Continue reading

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Doorbell at 7:30am???

Who in his/her right mind comes to the door and rings the bell at 7:30am…then again a few minutes later?   I’ll tell you who.  It is the people, some of whom have been gathering at 7:30am for somewhere around nine … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

As I adjust to the six hour time zone change, early mornings bring moments of waking with the realization that it is far too early to get up.  At those times the last few mornings I have struggled to figure … Continue reading

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Leaving Again

I have left some things in the car because I am hitting the road again tomorrow.  I just got home last evening!  I’m glad I put the dirty clothes from my suitcase into the washer last night and got that … Continue reading

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Heading Home

I am sitting in the Frankfort Airport as I begin this post.  Yesterday was a spectacularly beautiful day in Berlin.  At Fred’s suggestion I went to see the Olympic Stadium nearby.  It was first built by Hitler for the 1936 … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Ola and Poland

They are inextricably bound together, Ola and Poland.  I have seen Poland through her eyes as well as my own.  As always, saying goodbye to someone I have come to know has a bit of sadness wound into it.  The … Continue reading

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Contrasting Experiences produce Whiplash

I went to a wedding – really.  I went to the Cathedral this afternoon to attend the Saturday 4:30pm Mass here in Sandomierz, Poland.  Not only did I experience a Polish Catholic Mass, but when the processional began, a bride and … Continue reading

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Found It!

The house Mom was born in is gone, but I took pictures of the spot on which it stood.  Wladislow is 73 years old.  They were clearly 73 years of very hard work out in the sun.  He farmed quite … Continue reading

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