Monthly Archives: July 2015

Completing the Task

To tell you the truth, I was throwing myself a bit of a pity party when I read the words below that instantly became ‘party poopers.’  Even though I was having a pretty difficult week, I quickly realized that I … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Wish

As a parent draws near the end of their life, or as a child heads out into the world on their own, the time seems right to pass along deep, heart-felt wishes. It is not a time for superficial conversation, … Continue reading

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Made Secure

As I read the words below, the headlines from several recent front page stories flooded my mind.  Headlines that included military base shootings, disturbing Supreme Court decisions, nuclear arm deals, church shootings, global financial concerns, martyred Christians abroad, riots at … Continue reading

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Listening?

I think we’ve all seen it before – game show contestants who get so excited to answer that they “buzz in” before the emcee has finished reading the question. Oops…yet, the results are often downright hilarious! However, some of us … Continue reading

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None Like Him

With a flashlight propped on my shoulder, I was reading Scripture from my bottom bunk in an otherwise dark cabin. As the campers slept all around me, I read about a man that we’d all do well to emulate. I’m … Continue reading

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My Portion

“LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.” (Psalm 16:5) If you’re like me, you sometimes struggle with contentment – being satisfied with the life you’ve been given. If we’re honest, it’s very much … Continue reading

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Turned Around

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.  I won’t soon forget the day.  I had just finished the evening devotion time with my campers when the sirens began to blare.  As we’d feared, the storm system that was slowly making its way through … Continue reading

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The Patience of Noah

I can’t even imagine how anxious Noah was to get off that boat. I wonder if he ever called out, “Are we there yet?” God could have caused the boat to settle on the first dry area available so that … Continue reading

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Replay

“Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.” (Psalm 4:4) As a sports fan, I love instant replay.  I like the opportunity to watch athletes do something amazing over and over again, … Continue reading

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Enough?

It was Night 2 of camp, and as I stared at my watch, it read 4:11 a.m. For the second straight night I had seen every hour of the night until that dark, desperate hour. I was already exhausted, and … Continue reading

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