Courtney Ball

Archive - September 2014

Jake’s Dream

If you’d rather listen than read, click here. My accent may not be very accurate, but it sure is entertaining! Also, the audio version was recorded before I changed the main character’s name to Jake, rather than Abe. Otherwise it’s the same. My name is Jake and I am awanderin’. I cut loose from my home ‘bout near two weeks ago, took my...

Pastor Bucky and the Mardi Grass Scare

Early in his career as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church, Pastor Bucky was given the task of preparing the ashes for Ash Wednesday, a holy day which marks the beginning of Lent. He accepted the job without knowing much about how to carry it out. All he knew was that the ashes were made of palm fronds from last year’s Palm Sunday...

One Christian’s Reflection on 9/11

It was the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, my first day of orientation at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Emmy and I placed Anyssa in her car seat and began the short drive from our new apartment to Iliff, where I would begin my graduate studies. If all went well, in three years I would complete a Master of Divinity degree...

I Can’t Compete with That!

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“How (and why) to Travel Around the World” by Andy Stoll Today I watched the above video which promotes Andy Stoll as a public speaker. Andy is a guy I know here in Cedar Rapids. My brother Clint sent methis link to a speakers website on which Andy is featured. He added with encouragement, “You could do this as well as Andy or some...