Category Archives: religion

Get Recharged

I had planned on mowing the yard the other evening but when I went to get the mower out of the garage, I noticed that the battery was not charged.  I have an electric mower and I had forgotten to … Continue reading

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The Power of Proper Thinking

This week, the power of positive thinking and how it shapes our planning, our efforts and our expectations has been on my mind.  I have had a lot of coaches over the years who have shared their favorite quotes and … Continue reading

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Tend the Fire

Last Saturday I went up to the church to help some of the other men repair a couple of broken pipes that had busted during the ice storm the previous week.  When I told my wife Marta about my plans … Continue reading

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Wait on the Lord

At the end of the year, I will be retiring from the insurance claims job I have been working at for over 30 years.  Our company has offered some of us old-timers the opportunity to take advantage of an early … Continue reading

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Be A Living Sacrifice – Be Transformed

Romans chapter 12 is one of favorite chapters in the Bible.  I have always considered it to be one of those chapters that starts off strong, stays strong and finishes strong.  Come to think of it, that’s the exhortation Paul … Continue reading

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That You May Be Comforted

The other day in Bible study we were discussing topic of pain and suffering and the lesson was centered on one of my favorite passages of scripture, 2 Corinthians 1:2-4.  As Paul is writing to the Corinthians, he seeks to … Continue reading

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The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

In a recent meeting at work, we were talking about providing good customer service and at some point, the conversation revolved around defining the difference between sympathy and empathy.  I have to say that sometimes the same words don’t always … Continue reading

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Out of the Storm

This week I finished cleaning out the garage.  I had started cleaning it last summer and reorganized it a little bit, but I still had a lot of junk stored in there and I never finished the  job.  There was … Continue reading

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Truth and Love

This past week I have been reading through the epistle of 1 John.  It is a wonderful letter and I encourage you to read through it as well.  I really appreciate the way John reminds the church that we are … Continue reading

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Why I Think Jesus Is God

Someone recently asked me why I think that Jesus is God.  Let me first say that I believe that the Bible teaches the concept of the Trinity even though it may not use the word “trinity” to describe the concept.  … Continue reading

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