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June 5, 2018

That Peaceful Hour

Recently I read a report claiming that getting up an hour early, taking things slowly, and having a good breakfast is the best way to begin the day. Starting the day...

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June 4, 2018

Going Forward in Faith

Our church recently lost one of its matriarchs. Over the course of her long life, Liz was an important mentor to many in our church. Many years ago, shortly after we...

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June 3, 2018

Mountains of Air

Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Mountains that looked just like the ones I had left behind in Pennsylvania seemed to fill the horizon as I drove down an unfamiliar...

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June 2, 2018

The Best Legacy

When I was a child, my father would gather the whole family together every evening to read the Bible and The Upper Room. When we prayed together and he gave a...

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June 1, 2018

Caring for Creation

One Sunday morning I found myself looking out at the backyard, which was cloaked in a layer of snow. As I stood enjoying the beautiful wintry scene, I noticed that a...

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May 31, 2018

Quite a Climb

On a recent vacation I took two of my sons to northern New Mexico where we saw many beautiful places and visited a number of historic sites. We also spent one...

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May 30, 2018

A Way of Life

In the spring of 2002 I was trying to find my way back to God. Having planted about ten impatiens plants around our hickory tree, I was using my plant-watering time...

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May 29, 2018

Lending Kindness

Recently I had a terrible cold. My throat was sore; I was aching, feeling run-down, and my nose was running. I had no medicine, so I decided to get some fresh...

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May 28, 2018

Spiritual Reserves

It was one of those days when nothing seemed to go right. Milk boiled over. The dog went missing, and I was late for an appointment because the car wouldn’t start....

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May 27, 2018

A Little Beyond

I enjoy exercising by attending an aerobic dance class. Many times the instructor shouts words of encouragement from her place in the front. With an elastic band held in each of...

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Missing an Opportunity

"I am concerned about our aging church membership, not out of fear that we are becoming an 'old' church; rather, my concern is that churches are missing an opportunity to help build the Kingdom of God with older adults." Read more . . .