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Scott Hoezee

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Sure Enough: Words Matter

What to write?  I have often asked myself that question every other week when my turn to post a blog here on The Twelve comes along.  Twice in the last 2 years it fell to me to post on Election…
January 19, 2021
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The Most Bitter Truth

This week’s focus on the Congress in the United States—and particularly on the Senate—sent me back to Robert Caro’s book Master of the Senate (Knopf, 2002).  This is the third volume in a planned five-volume biography on Lyndon B. Johnson…
January 5, 2021
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Let It Be

For this Christmas Day 2020 I offer this meditation/sermon from Luke 1:26-38: Those of us who are parents, grandparents, uncles, or aunts all know what it is like to watch our children when they are in the spotlight. Maybe it's…
December 25, 2020
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The Worst in Us

Experts from the fields of psychology and neurology claim that our memory is susceptible to error.  Sometimes we are sure we remember something that we actually never encountered.  I saw a click-bait sort of article recently that listed 10 things…
December 8, 2020
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In This Time

Very few people alive today can remember a year like 2020. And most (if not all) of us who have lived through this year sincerely hope we won’t experience a year just like this one ever again. Mostly it’s been…
December 1, 2020
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Moving toward Hope

A couple or so weeks ago I realized with somewhat of a sinking sensation that I would be slated to blog here on The Twelve on the U.S. election day.   The sinking feeling part may not have been warranted.  I…
November 3, 2020
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Mustering Prayers

A couple of different time across the last four or so years, I have addressed the subject of praying for our leaders, including for President Trump (I talked about this once before the election and again after Trump became President). …
October 6, 2020
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All Belong: A Tribute

“Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” is a question asked of those who remembers that day.  What fewer people know is that wherever they were when Kennedy was shot, that is also where they were when C.S. Lewis died. …
September 22, 2020
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The Walls of Our Hearts

History is silted full of tragedies.  On the day I am writing this (a few days ahead of the just-past Labor Day holiday in the U.S.), my page-a-day calendar from the History Channel reminded me of the 16th anniversary of…
September 8, 2020