Tag Archives: Speech

The Words We Speak

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It happened more than 30 years ago.  But I can remember it as if it happened yesterday. In a quest to be oh-so-funny, I made a comment I still wish I could take back. The Sunday service at the church I was serving had just begun.  I was the preacher that morning.  Dan, my good friend and pastoral colleague, provided the call… Read more »

Riding the Waves

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According to Greek legend, it took the hero Odysseus 10 years to reach home by journeying across the Mediterranean Sea after the Trojan War.  But that’s nothing.  So far an armada of plastic toys has been at sea for 29 years.  And some of them have gone halfway around the world. The great Plastic Duck Odyssey began on January 10,… Read more »

Out of Hot Water

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Throughout July we’re taking an in-depth look at Proverbs, the Bible’s one-of-a-kind book about our never-ending need for wisdom. Drop a frog into hot water and it will immediately jump out. But drop a frog into cool water and heat it gradually, and the frog will slowly but surely boil to death. Right? The Frog-in-the-Kettle parable can be traced to… Read more »