Tag Archives: spiritual growth

I Have to Watch My Language

I had to apologize to my youngest granddaughter the other day for my language.  Let me explain.   Haley, who is in kindergarten, came over while we were dog sitting their dogs.  They get along fine with our two dogs, so … Continue reading

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Something Special

I went to get my haircut this morning and the lady who was cutting it asked me if I had anything special planned this weekend.  I told her that I did; we have some friends coming over Sunday after church. … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Walk

Marta and I have been walking in the neighborhood several evenings each week for a couple of months now. I have really enjoyed the time and the talks we have shared. I look forward to going on our walks together. … Continue reading

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Dialogue not a Debate

I played basketball at the park today for about an hour with a couple of guys in their early twenties. When we finished playing we talked for about 45 minutes. We started off talking about struggles and victories in basketball … Continue reading

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Do Your Best

My dad used to always encourage me to do my best. He would say, “Son, if you are playing a basketball game and you don’t leave the game with at least three fouls, you probably didn’t play hard enough. You … Continue reading

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Tending the Garden

We had some rain this week and I tried to take advantage of the soft ground and get out in the back yard and pull some weeds out of the garden. Even though it is winter, a few have popped … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

This past Wednesday night in our Bible study we were studying the letter to the church at Philadelphia. We spent a pretty good amount of time talking about verse 12 where Jesus is commending the saints at Philadelphia for their … Continue reading

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