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Dealing with the Coronavirus

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The caronavirus affects all of us. The critical question is, how are we dealing with it? I’ve done several Zoom and Skype meetings recently, and I hear the fear in people’s voices. The virus is scary, especially the way our modern media catastrophizes and distorts everything to suit their own …

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Do Our Words Edify?

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Never lose sight of the power of our words to minister to hurting, frightened people even in the midst of a pandemic.

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Millstones or Milestones

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Birthdays can be millstones or milestones. It depends on our perspective and on where and how we see ourselves in this life. My seventy-second birthday passed recently. OK, it’s more like it flew by—a blur of the calendar page spinning. More and more, birthdays are a time of reflection, of …

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Stewarding Our Time

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Over the last year or so, I’ve been periodically sharing on stewardship. As you can tell by now, being a faithful steward over all God has given me is very important. Especially when I consider that he owns it all. My job or purpose is to manage well everything he …

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Declutter

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We’ve been in our home for over twenty years, and stuff accumulates. Lots of stuff. Overwhelming amounts of stuff.

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Christmas Remembered

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I won’t be posting a blog next week because Christmas falls on Wednesday. Instead, this week I’m posting a blog from a couple of years ago because it’s one of my favorite Christmas memories. As the day of Jesus’ birth draws closer, I’m reminiscing more and more. I’m not sure …

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The Meaning of Christmas

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It’s that time of year when I think many of us ponder the questions, “What’s it all about?” “What’s the meaning of all this decorating and buying?” “Why do we do it?” This year, the meaning of Christmas is stirring in me at deeper levels. I’m seeing the season in …

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Time to Refocus

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As you know from previous posts, I have a heart condition. A serious one. And sometimes it’s tempting to give in to it, to pamper myself, to let it limit my experiences and my enjoyment of life. But I don’t. I want to live to the fullest, to enjoy all …

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Getting Old

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In the spring of 2017, I faced the possibility I might not live to see my 70th birthday. I was in the cardiac ICU in a hospital in Branson, MO with complete heart block waiting for a pacemaker to be inserted. It didn’t feel like God was done with me …

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On Being Annoyed

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Do people sometimes annoy the snot out of you? It happens to me. A lot. Usually, it’s another driver who refuses to drive the way I want him to. The nerve of some people. It can also be my spouse, one of our children, a neighbor, a friend, or a …

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