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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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Counting Blessings, My Cup Runneth Over!

On Christmas day, Marta and I spent some time with family.  We were able to visit with Marta’s parents and all of our kids and our grandkids.  And of course, we exchanged some gifts.  I got some wonderful gifts, new … Continue reading

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Seasoned with Salt

We should all be mindful of the importance not only of what we say but also the importance of how we say it.    One of my favorite Bible verses in that regard is Colossians 4:6.  Paul tells the church: Colossians … Continue reading

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The One Who Writes in Dust

They brought the woman to Him, And threw her at His feet. They demanded to know His judgment, And anticipated His defeat. She had been caught in the very act, And by her own actions stood condemned. And now the … Continue reading

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August Heat Wave

I spent some time the other day watering the trees and some of the rose bushes in the back yard with a water hose.  It has been so hot that even with our sprinkler system the trees and flowers are … 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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