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Bill Lowrey
Arlington, Texas
Pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Arlington, TX
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It’s time to tell the story… It was a hot day in April when I walked into the school with a knife in my pocket. It was a sharp, finely honed 4 inch blade. Back in the parking lot, in my truck, was a 410 shotgun and a .22 rifle.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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In the ancient church (and perhaps the not so ancient past) this past Sunday, the second Sunday “in” Lent was called “Reminiscere,” after the opening words of the assigned Introit in the Propers, “Reminiscere miserationum tuarum.” Psalm 25:6 reads “remember Your mercy/compassion.” I’m glad that God remembers. Well, most of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Bill Lowrey's blog
WHY (Part 1?) I remember many years hearing comedian Gallagher asking some humorous ponderables. He posed things such as: “Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?” “What makes Teflon stick to the pan?” Why do we have hot water heaters? Who needs to hear hot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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Luke 11:1 “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray...’” The word “legacy” has much in common with the word “inheritance.” Something left behind. Usually the focus is around material possessions or monetary goods.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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I spoke about this in my last article but I am more and more concerned about this issue that I felt it worth bringing up again. I know people that should be committed! Not in the sense of locking them up and throwing away the key kind of mental commitment... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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I remember the movie from 1988, “Rain Man”. The story is about the coming together of two brothers, one is an autistic savant and the other a self absorbed brat. A running bit in the movie is the obsession the autistic brother has with watching “Judge Wapner” on TV. “Uh... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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How do you define "Justice?" With the trial from Florida last week, that word got a lot of use. The biggest problem is in how much play was given to the word. It would seem that for many people the word “justice” is only found to exist when it coincides... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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There are many people living together these days that are not married. Recent studies that show the percentage of women living with men instead of getting married to be anywhere from 50 to 75% by the age of 30. The Bible clearly declares in numerous places that a sexual relationship... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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Some people find it taxing to talk about money at church. (You know me, I had to squeeze in a pun.) We don’t have a problem in other areas of life talking about money; the government, the mortgage, the car payment, the prices at Home Depot or Wal-Mart. However, bring... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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Why is homosexuality the pet sin or soapbox sin of so many conservative Christians these days? (I ask this believing I have a right to do so under the privilege of serving as a hostile witness to one’s own group. I myself being a “Conservative Christian.”) As I recall growing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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My Family Day, In my family, Sundays are the Lord’s day. My family is over 200 strong and we get together every Sunday morning to worship God. (Sometimes there are 275 folks, sometimes there are 200, not all the family members make it to our weekly reunion.) We meet in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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Several movies these days are filmed with “alternate endings.” You don’t see these in the theater, but they are added to the DVDs that you can purchase when they are released. They are simply a way to bulk up the sales of those DVDs because people will want to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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In the last round of elections, two states, Colorado and Washington, voted to allow marijuana to become a legal substance for recreational use. There are 18 states, plus D.C. where medical marijuana is legal. That still leaves 32 states where it is illegal. However within those 32 states there are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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Reading statements on social media sites FB & Twitter make me wonder, do people really believe that because our country elects someone that it is God’s plan and choosing? What about all the times the person you don’t want is elected? Are you consistent in your thought that it is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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Driving into the office this morning I saw several political signs drawing attention to the upcoming Presidential election. For me, this particular election has been most distressing. I struggle with both candidates. From my perspective, neither candidate is a person who reflects my Christian beliefs, so it comes down to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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“Don’t Slurp Your Broccoli!” In public speaking there are times when one will repeat themselves for the sake of emphasis. Other times people repeat themselves when they become confused and lose their train of thought. Some will repeat themselves because their point is weak and they have nothing to back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Bill Lowrey's blog
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Driving Wisdom – or Drivers’ Education 101 Turn Signal – it’s that stick coming off your steering wheel on the left. Use it. With reference to # 1 above, the Steering Wheel is the large circular object in front of you that you should hold onto when driving, instead of... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Bill Lowrey's blog
Bill Lowrey is now following Mark Davis
May 17, 2012
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I’ve not been into the blogging scene, reading or writing them. After several folks making comments that it would be of interest to them, I conceded to make a trial run at this. Is the interest in the events and observations of the day? Is the interest simply in reading... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at Bill Lowrey's blog
Bill Lowrey is now following The Typepad Team
May 17, 2012