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You Never Know What Will Happen!

Change happens quickly, planned and unplanned, expected and unexpected, good and not so good, but it will happen! I have not written a blog post for over six weeks. Change has come to our household, and seemingly it has come quite suddenly. In a month, my wife’s...

Where Do you Take Refuge?

There is a verse tucked into Psalm 73 it is located at the 28th verse: “But as for me, it is good to be near God.    I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;    I will tell of all your deeds.” As I think...

All These Things

It was a Sunday evening after the pastor’s sermon; I went forward to pray. I was a young teenager struggling with all the drama and angst that could besiege a young heart. The weight of the world seemed enormous, and I wondered if I would be able to survive and...

Gratitude: The gift that keeps on Giving!

Gratitude seems to be a boundary marker for our lives. An attitude of gratitude seems to color everything in our world. Kindness, grace, peace, and a sense of calm are just a few of the attributes that are evident in the lives of people who exercise gratitude. The...

The Danger of Self-Pity

Let’s face it, we have all fallen victim to feeling sorry for ourselves. There is an interesting quote by John Gardiner “Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates...

One Day At A Time

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 (NIV) We have been wondering for over one year what is going to happen next? How is this pandemic going to end? How will it...

The Power of Encouragement

Criticism and complaint seem to be the order of the day. It is easy for us to get into the habit of complaining, finding fault, and being generally disagreeable. One thing is sure you and I have a choice. It is just as easy to be an encourager as it to be a...
A Distant Country

A Distant Country

Recently while rereading the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, I was struck by the statement from Jesus that the prodigal left home for a “distant country.” Now, depending upon what translation you are reading, it can also be translated as a “far...
Bookend your Days!

Bookend your Days!

Routines are a part of all of our lives. At one time, someone had to remind you to brush your teeth and comb your hair. These were not things you were born doing. You had to learn how and then had to incorporate the practice into your everyday life. Little to any...