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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This is how we met… (guest post for Leigh Kramer)

We had no idea what we were in store for…..     In a complete change of pace for Reconciling Viewpoints, today I’m guest posting for Leigh Kramer as part of her “This Is How We Met” series. So, instead … Conti...

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Miracles, Divine Intervention and Tim Tebow

Miracles, divine intervention and football have a relationship that goes back a long way. From Roger Staubach’s original Hail Mary to Franco Harris’ Immaculate Reception to the Music City Miracle and now the yet-to-be-nicknamed Tebow to Thomas TD...

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What are you waiting for? DO it!

2011: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…. 2012: It’s time to figure out which road I’m on. “Your mission, should you decide to accept it….” We’re all familiar with Robert Frost’s famous poem wherein he describes how he took the &he...

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It’s time for a change…..

I’m moving to a self-hosted site, and this is my first test blog.  Nothing important here yet, but there will be soon!...

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’tis the season… for Christmas music

Just read a post re: Christmas music over at Alise Write’s page, and it reminded me of a facebook note that I put together on my favorite Christmas albums a few years ago, before I was blogging.  The following post is … Continue readin...

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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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Guest post for David Nilsen at “The Screaming Kettle at Home”

Today I have the opportunity to share my 2nd ever guest post with David Nilsen who blogs at “The Screaming Kettle at Home”.  David and his wife recently went through a church transition and he wrote an excellent blog series … Cont...

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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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