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September 7, 2017

Staying within the Ropes

My twin eight-year-old daughters take swim lessons at the YMCA. The pool is long, and the lanes are separated by ropes and buoys. The youngest children in the class look like...

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September 6, 2017

Higher Ways

Getting things done gives me a sense of satisfaction, making me feel productive and complete. But interruptions often throw myplans off track: a family member needing help, a clerk 
wanting to...

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September 5, 2017


My oldest granddaughter loves to hear my stories about “the good old days” when I was her age and about the different milestones in my life. I am happy to oblige,...

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September 4, 2017

God’s Helping Hand

A few years back I was shopping with my wife. All of a sudden, I got the urge to go to the frozen food section and look at ice cream. I...

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September 3, 2017

God’s Word

In 1965, I was in a special reading class to develop my comprehension skills. When I walked into the class on the first day, my immediate thought was, I'm stupid, because...

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September 2, 2017

Anxious No More

I sat on my sofa reading. My left hand was gently stroking the fur of my 9-year-old pet rabbit, Alice. Suddenly, she sat upright, her long ears focused on some threatening...

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September 1, 2017

Look for the Platypus

Scientists once thought that all mammals give live birth, that no mammal lays eggs. Then they explored Australian waterways and discovered the duck-billed platypus. The platypus not only astounded zoologists with...

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August 31, 2017

Beyond Understanding

For years my daughter Deanna has suffered from frequent, severe migraine headaches that only medication and a dark, quiet room can lessen. Seeing this, I feel helpless and wish I could...

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August 30, 2017

A Good Representative

Years ago, six of my relatives and I accompanied another relative to her in-laws’ home after her wedding. As is our custom, our contingent included people representing the parents of the...

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August 29, 2017

Storing up treasure

During the first two years of my camp ministry, my bed was small, squeaky, and lumpy. When I moved to a new camp, I celebrated by purchasing the nicest mattress I...

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"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .