Author Archives: Robin Schmidt

“What A Day This Has Been…”

“What a rare mood I’m in, why it’s almost like being…” Well, the song goes on to say, it’s “almost like being in love.”  But that’s not how I would finish the lyric today.  Today it’s “almost like being…Mike Rowe.” You know Mike Rowe…dirty jobs.  Love that guy.  Really.  Wish he’d been here today. Thursday […]

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Speak For Yourself

Has anyone ever spoken for you? Have you ever had anyone represent thoughts or feelings or words as being yours, and they weren’t? How did you feel about that?  If someone has represented you by professing that you had said something, were they accurate?  Was it true? How would you respond if it was not?  […]

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Just Walk

There was a man named Peter.  He had a wife and a mother in law.  He made his living fishing with his brother. One day God came into his life and said, Follow Me.  And Peter did. He walked beside Jesus. They walked all over Israel.  And some scenes from their journey have been written […]

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I have been thinking a lot about change.  But not just change like changing your clothes or your hair color.  I have been thinking about transformation.  A change so significant that what once was is no more. Like a chemical change.  Being changed from the very depth of my being.

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If I Should Die Before I Wake…

Recognize that phrase?  It’s part of a children’s prayer… If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. I just went grocery shopping and purchased my “last supper”.  A truly bizarre combination of things that taste good to me right now.  Not much of it is food.

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And Justice For All part 3 Enter the Wise Husband

Al Pacino’s character in the movie And Justice For All reached a breaking point at the end.  He couldn’t live with the broken system anymore.  He snapped and told the truth in the courtroom, which got him forcibly removed.  And the movie ends with him sitting on the courthouse steps. It leaves me with the […]

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And Justice For All part 2 Sitting on the steps asking, What’s next?

I have been…something… lately. Numb?  Down?  Depressed?  Without joy?  Despairing? I wasn’t able to put my finger on it, what I was feeling or not feeling.  It feels like fatigue.  Tired.  No energy, no anticipation, no enthusiasm. Why?

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…And Justice For All

It is the final phrase of the Pledge of Allegience we all learned in elementary school. It is the title of a movie directed by Norman Jewison and starring Al Pacino made in 1979. It is the phrase I use to describe those moments in life when you break loose and tell it like it […]

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Want. What do you want?

Miss America contestants know what they want… Miss Utah?  World Peace. Miss Michigan?  World Peace. Miss New York?  World Peace.

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Silent Saturday

Have you ever wondered about Saturday during Easter Weekend?  There are events that lead up to the resurrection of Jesus.   We have named the days:  Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday. What happened Saturday?

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