• Archive for July, 2013

    “Date Night”, A Short Comedy

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    I had to post this little film because it was made by, among others, my nephew Brett while attending the 10th Annual Film Camp for Teens this month, a camp which is promoted by UNM Continuing Education and hosted by DATA Charter High School here in Albuquerque. Brett has been interested in film for...

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    What is the Gospel?

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    The Gospel is first described in the New Testament as the message that Jesus and his followers shared with those they encountered about the Kingdom of God. “It is near”, they said. It’s also the message that Paul says his life was set apart for, that inspired his missionary journeys, his work with Gentiles,...

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    When Your Small Group Doesn’t Grow

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    It seemed to start well enough. Our church campus at Highland started two years ago. After about six months, a friend and I decided we would support the campus and start a small group. After all, our church strives to built on small group communities. Out of the gates, we had a good core...

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    The Distance

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    It’s an odd thing to be at this point in life and yet regularly feel about 20 steps behind most other people. When I was in seminary, there was a guy that lived down the hall in the dorms from me and he was a nice dude, except he had a pretty prominent flaw...

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    People Come and Go

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    It’s a hard but sad fact that people- at least most people- move in and out of our lives in a relatively short time. Some individuals are luckier than others in that they have better luck- and better skills- at establishing and fostering relationships so that those they have with others don’t fade so...

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    Ms. Thornton, Tim Fox, and Fifth Grade

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    When I was in fifth grade, my little universe shifted quite a bit because our family made a major life change. Our parents moved us across town in Albuquerque, from an older neighborhood of smaller, simple homes and young families, to the wild frontier of a new neighborhood at the north edge of the...

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    The Overlook

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    When the sun started to fall beneath the western clouds, dropping into the sea, he remembered a time when they were caught in that storm, with a mile left of the rising and descending trail they ambled down. The cold wind pushed them to and fro, and though the path was usually a scenic...

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    If Dogs Told Knock Knock Jokes

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    “Knock knock?”                     “Dog biscuits!” “Where?!”                     “What?” “Dog biscuits!”                     “Where?!” “What?”                     “Dog biscuits!” “Where?!”                     “What?” “Where? Where?!”                     “Huh?” “What?”                     * Yawn * “Huh?”                     (Zzzzzzz.) * Yawn * (Zzzzzzz.)         — Photo Credit: Greg Ferreri, “Lilly and Blue”, 2013.

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    Phoenix DanceCon, Day 2

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    It’s officially day two of the Phoenix July 4th swing dance convention. The convention is being held this year at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. West Coast Swing dancers from all around the country are here to learn, to compete, and to dance. And this event does a great job bringing in...

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