Mick’s Memo

Mick’s Memo – Mixed Musings

Regardless of one’s political views, the tributes to former President George H.W. Bush this week were filled with life lessons. Taking the tributes that were given at face value, while I don’t know the exact content of his faith, he engaged in the local church in worship.  He was faithful as a husband, loving and […]

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Mick’s Memo – Reflecting on the Season

Followers of Jesus can be conflicted at this time of year.  We can legitimately enjoy a time of reflection on the incarnation and its profound demonstration of God’s sovereign plans and amazing grace.  But we are also inundated with lures calling us to indulge our desires for possessing and consuming. People of different faiths, even […]

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Mick’s Memo – Thanks for Giving

I’m sad to admit that it helps to have a “scheduled” time each year to remind myself to be thankful for my many blessings.  God is amazing, and He has done amazing things. His creation shouts His presence and power. His comprehensive and grace-filled plan of redemption shows His unconditional love for us at the […]

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Mick’s Memo – Oz Reflections—A Heart

This is the final installment unpacking the “Oz virtues”. Having looked at “Courage” and “A Brain”, this week we focus on “A Heart”.  The Tin Man, with an empty chest cavity, was on a quest to have the capacity for emotional response. Interestingly at the end, he confirms that his quest was successful because Dorothy’s […]

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Mick’s Memo – Oz Reflections – A Brain

This is a second installment on the Oz theme. Last week we looked at “Courage” or “da noive” as the cowardly Lion said.  The Scarecrow was in pursuit of “A Brain”. We could refer to that as a “sound mind”, “understanding”, “discernment”, “wisdom” or “knowledge”.  When we possess such an attribute, it implies that our […]

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