Monthly Archives: October 2016

Histoween

Did you know that Halloween has served as the occasion for many historical events? 1517. On October 31 a soon-to-be-ex-priest named Martin Luther launched the (cue pious music) Protestant Reformation. In 1636, just in time for All Hallows Eve, a little seminary for … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Mitchellaneous, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Right Person

We spend so much of our lives waiting for “the right person.” The right person to marry. The right person to hire us for that career-making job. The right person to make it happen, whatever “it” is. Many years ago, … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Memoir, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Boom!

Autumn, 1962. The thermometer was climbing and so was the economy; Dad’s income had boomed. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban SoCal back yard. Visions of bikinied girls and all the spectacular dives … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The Wishing Map 36

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nine: The Ties That Un-bind (Continued) Previously: Delaying her search for her brother, Gina traveled with the millboy B’frona and…

Posted in Books, Culture, Story Power, The Wishing Map | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Little Help…

…to get you through the week: You’re welcome.

Posted in Culture, Humor, Mitchellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

All the Time in the World

I saw the movie The Time Machine as a kid and immediately became obsessed with the idea of time travel. I held my breath as George departed, determined to make the future better, and his insightful botanist friend observed, “He has … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Memoir, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , | 49 Comments

Opinions!

Some things never change.

Posted in Mitchellaneous, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Wishing Map 35

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nine: The Ties That Un-bind Previously: Zack’s sister Gina befriended the proud but lonely millboy B’frona. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina had…

Posted in Culture, Story Power, The Wishing Map | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy Boss’s Day! (Maybe)

 It’s Boss’s Day!* Yay (maybe)! To borrow an old bit: “I quit because of religious differences.” “Oh, yeah?” “Yeah, my boss thought he was God. And I disagreed.” Good leaders know how to find that delicate balance between leading and listening. If your boss has … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Humor, Mitchellaneous, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Change a Life

Dear Fellow Believer, Just a reminder that Jesus never called us to “witness” to others. He called us to be his witnesses.* It’s who we are that matters, and who we are comes down to who He is. It’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments