Category Archives: life purpose

a citizen’s confession

Chewing the Cud was created to be an outlet to process things that are happening in life and faith in such a way it might connect with others and, in the process, bring encouragement to us both. Having said that, … Continue reading

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thursday theology

Just finished the second meeting of a new book/scripture study I’m lucky enough to be hosting in my home this fall. I had been praying about what I might do to offer something in ministry and connection when I came … Continue reading

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priceless

Been struggling to write a post lately. The trouble is I’m watching too much TV. I’m watching too much politics. And, I have opinions about it all. Opinions which, no doubt, might differ from some. I’m aware that, at times, … Continue reading

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other fears

This morning I suspect I feel like many of us. Dismayed at the news from Dallas. Still confused and heartbroken at the news from Baton Rouge and St. Paul. Disheartened by the unrest and divisiveness that is prevalent in any … Continue reading

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now boarding

I’m sitting in the airport, waiting to board a plane. I’ve been awake since 4:00AM – well, really, every hour since 10:00PM. What is it about knowing I’ve got to get up early that makes sleep so elusive?! I look … Continue reading

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in the midst of it all

It has been two years since I have served a church in a full time capacity as pastor. Two years since any official duties at Easter. A lot has changed for me in the last two years. A lot is … Continue reading

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perch of peace

It’s been way too long since I’ve written anything. And, I’m learning it’s true. Use it or loose it. But here goes…. As one year closes and another begins there is no denying there is much violence in the world … Continue reading

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seeking perspective in pain

As I sit in horror watching the news reports today of the tragedy in Paris I can’t help but think about my one brief moment there. It was in 2007 and I had gone on a mission trip with a … Continue reading

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a seeing matter

“I see!” said the blind man who picked up his hammer and saw. Remember that silly saying? For some reason it just popped in my mind. There is a story in the Bible about a blind man who came to … Continue reading

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taking the shot

It’s been over a month now but, I’m still lingering in the memory of my road trip with Tom as we traveled down the Gulf coast from Houston all the way to Panama City Beach, Florida. Tom went for business. … Continue reading

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