Easter Afternoon

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In the early days in Alaska we didn’t have family other than ourselves to spend Easter lunch with. After all the excitement of Sunday morning it was nice to have some folks to hang out with. Of course when eating with other folks there is always the excitement of combined recipes and...

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Tags: communion, easter, fish

Killer Whale Remembers Easter

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It was early Sunday morning as I drove back to my house to rest a little and prepare for the late service. I had gotten up early that day for Easter Sunrise service up in Ketchikan. Easter Sunrise comes real early up there in Alaska, somewhere between five and five thirty. This 6 am thing in...

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Brussels Sprouts

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“What’s that smell?” I asked. I had just walked into the church office up in Ketchikan. The church secretary looked at me and said “You know what it is, don’t you? It’s the Brussels sprouts.” “Well, it’s pretty strong” I said...

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Tags: ministry

It Was a Quiet Morning

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“It was a quiet morning”, my sister told me. Her husband was home for President’s Day and she decided to walk and look out the front garage door of her suburban house.  And there it was: something that streaked across her view and down the edge of the concrete...

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Tags: blessings, opportunity