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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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Follow a Good Example

I have continued to practice riding my unicycle.  I learned how to do what is called a “free mount” last week.  That means that wherever I am, I can hop up on the unicycle and start pedaling.  I am now … 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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Proverbs 20:7 How Fathers Can Bless Their Children

Good morning, I thought I would do something different today and share my Father’s Day sermon on this blog. It is an honor and a blessing to share God’s Word with you one more time.  I hope you had a … Continue reading

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Words Are Important

This week I have been reflecting a lot on Ephesians 4:29 – 32.  This passage in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contains some of my favorite memory verses in the whole Bible.  I especially love verses 29 … Continue reading

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What Should I Do Now?

I was asking someone the other day how they were doing during this time of “sheltering in place.”  They said that they and their family and friends were healthy physically and managing okay financially.  While they did not have any … Continue reading

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If You’re Going to Be a Bear…

I was thinking about my dad the other day; he passed away in 2006.  I was remembering some of the phrases and expressions he used.  One day he came to pick me up after football practice in high school.  He … Continue reading

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Let’s Work Out Together!

This morning I went to the gym to work out.  There is a small but not too small gym in our neighborhood community center next to the pool.  This morning I was there all by myself.  This is the first … Continue reading

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Who You Working For

I was working at the hospital the other day and I visited with one of the cleaning ladies.  I stopped to tell her thank you for the job she was doing.  She said she was glad to do it because … Continue reading

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