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Unrelenting

Unrelenting I wrote the following to a childhood friend who has remained a friend to this day. Karl is battling a cancer that, according to the doctors, should have taken his life over six months ago. It probably will eventually do so anyway. He had written on social media that today was a day of …Read the full blog…

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Make Some Cupcakes

Make Some Cupcakes I started reading a book today called, “Here Goes Nothing” by Kendra Broekhuis. It is, as the cover says, the story of “An introvert’s reckless attempt to love her neighbor.” One of the first chapters describes her decision to pray the following prayer for 30 days: “God, help me to maintain the …Read the full blog…

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Who Is He?

Who Is He? This weekend, Easter weekend, I’ve been pausing every so often in my daily activities, thinking about what it may have been like in the Jerusalem area of Israel some 2,000 years ago. The historical records are there, and have been confirmed and validated by innumerable archaeologists and others of the scientific and …Read the full blog…

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It Matters

It Matters We recently visited a childhood friend of mine on a day trip down into Oklahoma. I hadn’t seen her since high school graduation. A few years ago, I heard that her mother passed away. I went to her mom’s funeral in large part just to catch up with her and the family. Since …Read the full blog…

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My Hope

My Hope Some of you may have seen the six inch lighted globe that sits suspended in space on a shelf behind my office desk. Yes, it really is suspended. You can run your fingers all around it and there is no visible or felt means of support. Nor are there any batteries in the …Read the full blog…

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Dear Church

Dear Church I picked the following from a blog by Jonathan Aigner titled, “Dear Church: It’s time we stopped idolizing millennials.” Aigner writes specifically about how Millenials and the church relate to one-another in modern society. His points are well taken, not just as they have to do with millennials, but as they have to …Read the full blog…

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There’s Nothing New

There’s Nothing New I often see things on social media that serve to warn people, and especially parents, about the dangers of a certain app or web site or social media site. The warnings usually center around something of a sexual nature. The suspect entity is often pegged as a front for trafficking, prostitution, pornography, …Read the full blog…

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Why Do You Exist?

Why Do You Exist? Why do you and I exist? “What? Such a question!” you say. “It’s Sunday morning and I can barely function until at least 11:00 and two cups of coffee. And you’re asking me this?” OK, I get it. But you should have some idea of the answer if you’re at the …Read the full blog…

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The Day God Gave Me More Than I Could Handle

The Day God Gave Me More Than I Could Handle I was recently pointed to a blog on the site www.tosavealife.com, a Christian website which says, “Hope has a name. The name is Jesus.” A woman named Mary Alan (I don’t know if that’s her entire name, or part of her name, or a penname) …Read the full blog…

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Rejection

Rejection The “Today Parenting Team” posted a blog written by Rachel Macy Stafford titled “Am I Invisible? The Pain-Relieving Response to Being Rejected or Excluded.” The article is well worth the read, and can be found at http://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/am-i-invisible-the-pain-relieving-response-to-being-rejected-or-excluded_1518190386 But for now, I want to show you some of the comments that were left at the …Read the full blog…

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