Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Living with Purpose

What Should I Do? A man woke up one morning and as he lay in bed, A certain question kept running through his head, “If everyone has a purpose as some say we do, Then what is mine? I haven’t … Continue reading

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Hold Fast to What is Good

My wife and I have always had dachshunds in our home. We have raised them with our children, and some might say we raised them like our children! About 35 years ago, we lived in a house with huge oak … Continue reading

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Transformed and Renewed

I have lots of favorite Bible verses.  And I even have some favorite Bible chapters.  Romans chapter 12 is one of those chapters.  The chapter begins with an exhortation to believers to dedicate ourselves to God and allow Him to … Continue reading

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Who’s Walking Who?

I saw somebody walking the dog last Saturday morning and the dog was tugging on the leash pulling them down the road.  At first, I couldn’t tell if they were walking the dog or if the dog was walking them.  … 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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A Matter of Perspective

Our granddaughters got a new puppy about 2 months ago.  It is a golden retriever and he is very smart.  He can do more tricks than I can!  He was only 8 weeks old when they first got him, but … Continue reading

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Sheltering in Place

I am pretty sure that I am not the only one experiencing just a little bit of cabin fever what with the “sheltering in place” we have been doing.  And I understand and I agree with the reasoning behind it.  … 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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Working in You and Through You

I am excited that we are having another baptism tomorrow at church.  This will be the second baptism we have had this summer.  And we will have another one soon as another young man came forward last week to give … Continue reading

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