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I have decided…

….to let God do the leading! On Wednesday the choir rehearsed the hymns for this past Sunday. The recessional hymn was “I have decided to follow Jesus.” I was….disgruntled. “This is theologically flawed! We have no business singing this song here in a church where we believe we are saved by the grace of God, NOT by the decisions we make!” I was quite vocal…but Father Moki had chosen the song…so the song we would Continue reading

What did this man do?

Our former Pastor Jim and his wife Irene were visting the big Island, and we joined them for lunch. We chatted about the “old times” and they talked about his health problems, many of which started after they moved to Virginia to follow her job. “What do you think the link between all my health problems and moving to Virginia were?” he asked. I thought my answer (to the ordained Lutheran minister) was quite inspired: Continue reading

It was either a brilliant move….

….or one of the stupidest things I have ever done. On Sunday a small Boston Terrier ran in front of my car as we drove to church. I slammed on the brakes….and hit the dog. The large pickup behind me….hit us. Fortunately no one in either car was seriously injured, and the dog up and ran away. The truck driver and I looked things over, decided that neither of us were interested in “doing anything,” Continue reading

Ave Maria by Caccini

The choir of Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo, under the direction of Rick Mazurowski and accompanied by JeanPierre on the flute, performing Ave Maria by Gulio Caccini:   avemariaforhroost from c h on Vimeo. (sorry about the boobage as someone jumped up to add thier cell phone to the podium just as JeanPierre started to play…..)

And another one down…..


One more 1/2 marathon under my belt! Solidly in the middle third of the crowd of 25k that ran the 2014 Las Vegas Rock’n’Roll Marathon/ 1/2 Marathon under VERY cold conditions!

This is a public service announcement….

Disconnect the battery. Wait 15 minutes. Reconnect the battery. That is all. The backstory: It is that time of the year when it is dark when I leave for work, and light by the time I get there. Headlights turned on to start off to work…..and today, forgotten about when I arrived. I got out of work at 5pm, went to my car and….uh-oh….noted the lights were on. The car started with just a bit Continue reading