Archive for September 2005

This week I am actually watching the tide and seeing what it brings – we are at Cannon Beach. Took a long walk around the “bird rocks” – usually surrounded by water – tonight while the tide was out. Stopped by the local grill for salmon, lovely. Not thinking things theological this week – just…

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Thinking about next Sunday’s readings for September 18.It is sort of a complaining Sunday. The Israelites are complaining about being bored with manna and the workers are complaining about the landowner’s unfairness. Even Paul is of two minds about living or dying. He seems kind of tired of being an itinerant preacher, suffering, and trying…

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Sunday thoughts. Click here for the ReadingsThe readings this week seem difficult in light of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and on this anniversary of September 11 destruction of the Trade Towers and the Pentagon. The reading from the Hebrew scriptures is the drowning of the Egyptians so that the Israelite people can be free.…

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OPINIONWILMINGTON NEWS JOURNALMary Thomas WattsSeptember 6, 2005mtwatts@cinci.rr.com 754 WORDSIt’s time to pull over and let some people out.We’ll need a disembarkation manifest, so here’s mine. Earning the top spot on the list of chuckleheads we gotta lose is Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, swiftly followed out the tailgate by FEMA Director…

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