Monthly Archives: May 2012

CHAPLAINS, PTSD, and NATIVE AMERICAN SWEAT LODGE TREATMENT


                                                          PART ONE  Now here is an article which has all kinds of aspects to explore. It describes how the Veterans Administration has changed the classification of one PTSD treatment from substance abuse to that of Chaplain services. The US … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2012 – OUR ARMED FORCES WHICH DEFEND US


Our military has changed so much since I enlisted. Today, I am unsure even of the color of current dress uniforms.  In my day,  we had different patterns, colors, and choices.  My branch, the US Army is still the largest … Continue reading

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ONE TREND IN CHURCH GROWTH (AND CHURCH LOSS)


The actions described below from England are an increasing trend not only there but in a number of European countries.  The decrease in active  worship participants is a problem for a number of denominations and church groups.  Other churches sometimes … Continue reading

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MEET A NEIGHBOR (OR RELATIVE)


Sometimes the apple does not fall far from the tree.  I grew up Methodist in the West Michigan Conference. Methodism began in England with a Church of England (Anglican) priest, John Wesley, as a method of personal devotion and practice. … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TO ALLOW WOMEN BISHOPS


And why not? If you already have women priestesses, then bishopesses are a forgone conclusion. Church of England bishops last night cleared the way for historic moves to allow women to become bishops – but with a last-minute olive branch to … Continue reading

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AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR CHURCH HAD A PROBLEM?


Lest you believe that only your denomination or church group has  intrachurch explosions and/or troubling Christian behavior, here is another example. This one comes from South African Anglicans. As is often the case, we will probably never know the accuracies … Continue reading

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Fr. Ernesto posted this cartoon this morning, Once I managed to recover from laughter, I had to share it. Have you understood the privacy settings on Facebook?  They seem to change so fast it is hard to keep up. Fr. … Continue reading

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THOUGHT ABOUT WRITING A BLOG? A SURE FIRE WAY TO OBTAIN READERS –


This cartoon was posted by fr. Smuts.  It broke me up.  How to really increase your comments on your posts?  This solution truly works, even if the depth of comment is somewhat lacking. Oh, well. you probably can not have … Continue reading

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BREAKAWAY ANGLICAN CONGREGATION CALLS EVICTION BLESSING


Finally home from the hospital with my new hip.  Spent four days to get this done. I will definitely choose the new hip over a new knee. In the next few days I will get back to new posts rather … Continue reading

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WILDERNESS WANDERINGS Blinders part 5


Ever started a trip and realized only much later you had journeyed into never-never land? At first your itinerary goes exactly as planned and you enjoy the journey. Everything is under control. You don’t notice that at some point you … Continue reading

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