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  • I have been umpiring little league baseball and softball ever since I was old enough to be allowed. I got licensed a couple of years ago for the IHSA to do High School and Jr. High games during the school year. I love the game and consider myself to be a good official. As much … Continue reading And then they ripped…

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  • Healing Rain

    I’m one of those weirdos who tries to find a song to fit every situation. I’ve been thinking lately about what has been happening at CUMC that last couple of weeks. There are a lot of words that I could use to describe it, but I’ll only need one….Biblical. Something has been stirring for some … Continue reading Healing Rain

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  • So I’m sitting at Annual Conference in Peoria right now. I alway enjoy the fellowship I have at Annual Conference. I get to meet up with colleagues and friends I may only see this one time a year. Things at this conference have been abnormal, though, to say the least. We checked into our hotel … Continue reading Wonderfully Abnormal

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  • Young Clergy Crisis

    Being a young pastor myself (I’m actually the youngest Pastor appointed in the IGRC as of this writing), I am alarmed by the extremely low number of young clergy in the United Methodist Church. Let’s look at the actual numbers first, and then I’ll get frank with you about some solutions. My information and cause … Continue reading Young Clergy Crisis

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  • I’ve finally decided to join the masses of bloggers out there. Obviously the title of the blog is a pun using my last name. I do tend to be very “frank” though. So Allow me to be frank with you and sound off on some of the things that I am passionately in favor of … Continue reading Finally joined the masses.

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