Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Dad’s Longing

The weather was beautiful. The picnic lunch and walk along the trail were wonderful. Then BAM! – into our otherwise perfect setting came this…”Dad, you know I’ve always wanted to travel with Celeste, right? Well, her church is going on … Continue reading

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Tapeinos

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.” … Continue reading

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Still Waters

I recently got to spend time along the shores of a beautiful lake in the Ozarks. The grass was green, and as the picture shows, the waters were still and quiet. (One of the adjacent resorts is actually named, “Still … Continue reading

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Remnant

The seasoned County Sheriff described the footage as “one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things” he had ever witnessed. In broad daylight, a 19-year-old girl was sexually-assaulted by three young men on a public beach in Florida. And sadly, … Continue reading

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Folding Blankets

The long weekend was over and it was time to pack up and head back to reality. As others finished getting ready, I decided to strip the beds and fold the dozen extra blankets we had gotten out (ok, maybe … Continue reading

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The Little

I don’t recall where I first heard it, but the truth has stayed with me for many years – in God’s eyes, the most important “ability” is “availability!” Throughout the course of time, God has taken the small contributions of … Continue reading

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Never

“Never will I leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) The words didn’t surprise me, but when they came to mind sure did. I was genuinely mourning some of my many shortcomings and had worked myself up into quite a … Continue reading

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You’re a Gem

Chemically, it’s just aluminum oxide. Sometimes, it’s referred to as corundum. But you and I know it by the common names of “ruby” or “sapphire.” As I learned this week, sapphires and rubies are both made of this same, naturally-transparent … Continue reading

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Temporary Home

I remember the first time I visited New York City. I was a 22 year-old country boy from a tiny town in Kansas who somehow ended up in the Big Apple as part of a summer internship. As I walked … Continue reading

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Covered

I’m sitting in my sunroom looking out at the deck. It’s raining. Hard! The lid to my grill is still up from last night’s use, and the cover that is to protect it lies uselessly on the deck. So close…but … Continue reading

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