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Another Day in Paradise: The Mold Of Sin
My wife and I are in Angoon this week as part of a six-member team that is clearing out some buildings in preparation for a contractor to arrive and assess for repairs. This has been a most interesting week. Our weather has been typical Kodiak weather. One day it began overcast, turned windy, rained, hailed, snowed several times, and closed clear and calm. The buildings have been vacant and without heat since 2004...
Apr 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Wine-tasting event will raise funds for memorial site
The other day, Dodi Cobban asked me if I’d like to buy tickets for the upcoming Fishermen’s Wives wine-tasting party and dessert auction. How could I turn her down? She slapped the tickets in front of me, but before I could reach for my pocket book, I asked Cobban and her friends, Wanda Jentry and Barbara Burch, to tell me about the organization which they’ve participated in for many years. By the time they answer...
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Packing for a journey
My wife and I are getting ready for another journey. We will be traveling to Petersburg for the Southeast Alaska Congress, a large gathering of all of the Salvation Army units in the Southeast. That tradition has been going on with The Salvation Army since before Alaska was a state. After Congress, we will be traveling to Angoon with four other Salvation Army officers to get the property there ready to reopen this...
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Salvation demands a verdict
We all know how Facebook works. Somebody posts something we like and everybody else shares it. Pastor Elmore of Frontier Baptist Church shared the photo, and I followed suit. It was a picture of an empty tomb and the caption read, “Christmas was the promise. Easter is the proof.” Some who liked and shared it from my posting were other pastors. Some were family. Some were just friends. It’s easy to share Christian ...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Easter celebration is climax of most important week in history
Protestant and Catholic Christians are observing what they believe is the most important week in history. The week began with Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem and a crowd exuberantly shouting “Hosanna, in the Highest” as they threw palm branches in His path. Several days later, on Good Friday, the masses cried “Crucify Him!” But the passion, betrayal, denial, torture and death of this darkest week in hist...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Kodiak shows up for Roy Madsen’s 90th birthday
Kodiak showed up in force Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center to wish 90-year-old Roy Madsen a happy birthday. The retired Superior Court judge, bear hunting guide and fisherman was congratulated by fishermen, pilots, honoraries of the bench, priests, enforcers of the law and even law breakers (reformed, that is.) Madsen’s long, rich life was depicted in life-sized photographs covering a wall, a slide ...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Keeping a schedule
I loved the commercial thirty years ago for Dunkin Donuts. “Time to make the donuts” was the slogan repeated throughout. Their basic thought was, you get them fresh no matter when you come in. I’m not entirely sure whether I liked the commercial because of their idea, or whether it was because I really liked their donuts. Life operates on a schedule for me. Sometimes I lose track of what that schedule is supposed ...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Gardner driven by a passion like Patrick's
Lively dancing, Irish toasts and pitchers of green beer will no doubt highlight many St. Patrick’s Day parties this Sunday. What often gets bypassed in these celebrations is the missionary zeal that drove the English-born lad saint dangerous territory. Kidnapped at age 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave, Patrick escaped his captors and returned to England. He came back to Ireland to preach the Gospel after heari...
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Overcoming isolation
As you read this, I will either be boarding, waiting, or riding on our ferry system heading home. This morning, I will board the ferry in Homer for a 13-hour ride home with our new van. Tomorrow, I will get off the ferry in Kodiak, take the van home, repack some fresh clothes and then board the ferry with our old van, bound back to Homer. Twenty-six hours on a ferry in a 34-hour timeframe was not on my calendar of...
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Finding comfort In paradise
The lyrics of the John Denver song that rang through my head were, “Oh, it’s good to be back home again.” Visiting friends and family and friends that are more like family to us than just friends is great. We got to work through a couple of our ‘bucket list’ items. We saw a dinner show that was just for entertainment. We had the pleasure of worshipping in our son and daughter-in-laws’ church in Middlesboro, Ky. We...
Mar 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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