Category Archives: Devotional

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Well, we made it through Christmas. Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men… and boy do we need it, huh? The last few days have been wonderful, peaceful times spent with family and friends. But the prior few weeks? This has been … Continue ...

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Dad’s Sweet and Sour Love

Saw concurrent pictures of a father’s love in action today – one in the sermon I was listening to in church, one in the sermon I saw and heard off to the side of the room. Our pastor was teaching … Continue reading →...

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Stunned by Beauty

I am completely blown away…. You ever see something so beautiful that it stops you in your tracks? You pause, do a double-take, look again to make sure that what you think you saw is truly as amazing as you thought at first … Continue...

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Success or Failure? That depends… whose opinion counts?

Some friends of mine are going through a rough transition, walking away from something they’ve poured their heart and soul into for a lot of years. Have you ever been through that? You catch hold of a dream – a calling … Continue read...

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“In the wake of procrastination…..”

In the wake of procrastination lay chaos and frustration. As oft I blunder, I sometimes wonder, will I reach my destination? Why is it that we struggle so much with doing what we are  supposed to?  Or should I say … Continue reading →...

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Today’s not the end of the world… but it could be!

That was a weird weekend….  With all the noise about end of world predictions and significant “life events” going on for me personally, I couldn’t help but ponder the weirdness of it all.  I had a definite sense of “vuja … Cont...

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Truth. Reality. God.

Or, described more fully…. Truth IS.                  Reality IS.                          God IS. Words can’t fully express it.  Rather, OUR words can’t fully express it… because our words are l...

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Want the truth? Check your assumptions….

I’ve been enjoying all the signs, blog posts and comments going around this week during the “Rally to Restore Unity”.  I feel kind of like the kid on the bench, hoping for a chance to get in the game… sort of. … Continue reading &rar...

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Sudoku, Good Pizza and Hearing from God

Inspiration hits at the oddest times….   The question is, can we trust it?  We were in our old neck of the woods the other day, so we picked up our all time favorite pizza from a local shop for the … Continue reading →...

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If the Good Samaritan were here today….

 Who would he be?  When we picture the “Good Samaritan” and the “victim” in our mind’s eye, what kinds of people do we see?  I don’t think we see folks that really hate each other – we picture people with differences … Co...

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