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You’re Not Alone

To say that the last year has been a hard one as far as life and health issues go would be an understatement indeed. Not for me but for those around me.

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My Own Understanding

If I asked you to name a famous scripture from the Bible you would more than likely say John 3:16. Even non-Christians will come up with this one. You used to see it in the endzone of at least one … Continue reading

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Metanoia

That’s the word for the day. Metanoia. It’s a Greek word in origin and means a change of mind or repentance or change in the inner man. It means not just a shift in one’s views or opinions but a … Continue reading

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Under the Helmet

I just returned from a three week, almost 6,000-mile motorcycle vacation with my wife. We went South from Kansas into Texas and along the border into Southern California. Then up the Pacific Coast Highway into Victoria, British Columbia. Then back … Continue reading

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My Broom Tree

In case you didn’t know, a broom tree isn’t as much a tree as it is a bush that can grow large enough to provide shade. Brooms tolerate and often thrive best in poor soils and growing conditions. The broom … Continue reading

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Not of This World

It was a long wet winter here in the Midwest. Plenty of snow cover and rain made for some saturated ground as we headed into Spring. Then we were hit with unusually heavy rainfall, especially the last two weeks. Consequently, … Continue reading

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An Easter Story

I don’t remember the exact date the first time I heard Jim Cymbala’s Easter story. It’s been in the last 10 years and I heard it as part of a sermon. It touched me so much I found it and … Continue reading

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Endeavor to Persevere

If you are a Clint Eastwood fan like me the words “endeavor to persevere” should bring a smile to your face. They were spoken by Chief Dan George in the 1976 film The Outlaw Josey Wales. George is telling Eastwood … Continue reading

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