Life Between Sundays

Blog Migration

I am migrating this blog to a self-hosted Wordpress site at www.karlingersoll.com. Thanks to all of you who follow my blog sporadically or faithfully. This season of my life is providing opportunity to write more on a diversity of topics. I hope you'll find me in my...

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RCMP

I am absolutely privileged to serve "J" Division of the RCMP along with eleven other chaplains. "J" Division encompasses the province of New Brunswick. The chaplains are there by the invitation of this organization which has long standing military roots and...

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many...

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Football Is My Life … NOT!

I love it and this afternoon, I'll watch it. Sometimes I am intensely glued to the screen and other times it is just white noise. The intricate plot of a well written movie requires silence and total concentration as the viewer tries to predict the outcome. Football...

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Bad News Bear

I hurt with the hurt of my people. I mourn and am overcome with grief. (Jeremiah 8:21 NLT) I would not have wanted to be Jeremiah for many different reasons. He had a lousy message and he knew it. Every time he opened his mouth it was bad news. People knew and...

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Presumption

Did you ever catch yourself presumptuously speaking for someone else? I am prone to this especially when introducing one friend to another. I caught myself in mid-sentence the other night, answering questions for someone well able to speak for himself. It is...

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Associate …

When Elaine and I left Moncton years ago, there was all the normal hoopla. There were those saying their good bye's who wished us well and others who were likely happy to see us go. It was hard to say good bye to the former but we were also happy to say so long to the...

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Close Enough

I have this nasty habit of "close enough". So I toss a piece of garbage toward the can and sometimes it goes right in. Other times it just misses and lands by the side of the can. "Close enough!". And I walk away. Sorry to disappoint you ... if you followed me long...

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Regal Terminality

2 Kings 22:1 As I read through the accounts of the various kings, it occurs to me that kingship was a death sentence. Very few died of natural causes, at an old age. Josiah, a king who is remembered for the good that he did, met his untimely demise at the hands of...

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Bad Math

Reflections on 2 Kings 13:7 " ... Jehoahaz’s army was reduced to 50 charioteers, 10 chariots, and 10,000 foot soldiers." Let's see ... ten thousand foot soldiers ... plus ten chariots ... plus ... fifty charioteers equals ... I'd call that ten thousand and forty foot...

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God Knows

Some thoughts on John 2:23-25 ... Most of us come to Christ because we have something that we want.  That's not necessarily a bad thing … or a good thing. It's just a thing. My desire to escape hell was my "thing". I wasn't compelled by the promise of heaven. It...

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Oblivious

One of my personal cures for the pastoral blues was to visit the hospital.  I always came away feeling better.  Sometimes it was simply walking in and out and feeling "well" physically. Other times it was sitting with someone who had graciously accepted their...

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.  I thought that some of you might be interested in viewing ... Here's an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times...

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The Limit

It's the first day of January, 2013 … a fresh new start, or that is how it feels. The idea of having a start and a finish line with the calendar year, lends itself to good possibilities to reflect on the past, extract the good and renew our determination to make more...

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Our Struggle

Romans 13:1 - Ephesians 6:12 These two verses confuse me. I am thankful to live in Canada and while I cannot honestly say that it makes me happy, I pay my taxes and feel that I benefit clearly from them. I don't agree with many policies, laws, etc. but I exercise the...

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