Lessons Learned on the Journey

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The journey with Jesus is not for the faint of heart. It requires all of me. …

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Seeing Christmas Clearly

In elementary school, my teacher scraped the surface of a table onto a slide and placed the slide under the microscope. Bugs, creatures and debris invisible to my eye were exposed by the power of…

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Family characteristics

I was curious how a father from our church motivated his teenaged children to mow the lawn and do errands for an elderly neighbor. Asking how He encouraged his children to serve, he replied,…

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Laugh 2x/day and call me in the morning!

Laugh 2x/day and call me in the morning! …

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Childlike Gratitude

Where has my thankfulness for the simple gifts of life gone? Where is my childlike gratitude? As I have “matured”, a mindset of entitlement has emerged – diminishing my sense of…

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Our Value

At times I enjoy perusing antique shops looking for old books. I've come to realize that the worth of an object is not necessarily its monetary value but rather its meaning to me. …

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Faith Maintenance

The opening paragraph in my car’s service booklet says the following: …

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Taxi Cab Wisdom

One day I hopped in a taxi to discover that my cab driver was from Kosovo. We talked about the history of turmoil in that region and I said, “Isn’t it sad that there is so much difficulty…

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Murmuring

As I was driving, the radio talk show host was encouraging his listeners to call in words not commonly used. A word that came to my mind was “murmur”– a mumbled expression of…

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Maturing Seeds

As a teenager, sitting on a tractor day in and day out, I learned to appreciate the difficulty of a planted seed maturing to harvested fruit. There were many challenges in the maturation…

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