Our longing for the good old days and for better times in the midst of our most difficult times must mean to turn that longing toward God, to His more, to His action of a different kind. Faith is a hard learning.

Apple Pie and Grecian Formula

I didn’t notice when it happened. Somehow I found myself feeling nostalgic about Rod Stewart. A sudden compulsion to go to Wal-Greens and buy Grecian formula startled me. Vanity had never visited me before, just enough grooming awareness to be conforming. Evoking these thoughts, I stared at the picture confronting me, a fine Norman Rockwell …

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The Interrupted Life

You’ve been taken by the wind You have known the kiss of sorrow Doors that would not take you in Outcast and a stranger. Lyrics from “By Way of Sorrow” by the Wailin’ Jennys One of golf’s intriguing allures is having it, then losing it and working to regain it. Mystery can be the only …

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Oh, the power of a seed

The two men’s eyes met. They shook hands and spoke. “Hey, Dave Gresham.” “Tony, suh, my name is Tony.” “How are you, Tony?” “Oh, I’m fine. You ready to play?” “Well, we’ll see.” “We’ll have a good day. Take your time and get loose. We’ll go when you’re ready.” Above the cordiality and rituals caddies …

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A faith of love and forgiveness without atonement and redemption is something different altogether.

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