Tag Archives: spiritual growth

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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All the Right Moves

We went to see the granddaughter’s Christmas dance recital last week and it was a lot of fun.  The girls looked beautiful and did a great job.  We are so proud of them!  I just wish my pictures would have … Continue reading

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A Time to Grow

I spent some time visiting with a person the other day who is over 90 years old.  They were sharing about their life and all of the blessings they have received from God.  They spoke of family, friends and faith.  … Continue reading

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Remember to Not Forget

I was watching a cartoon with the girls the other day that explored the question, “Where does night come from?”  As the characters began to discuss the possibilities and search out the answer, I asked the girls if they knew … Continue reading

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Accountability Partners – Tell Me What I Need to Hear

We have been talking about the life of King David in our Sunday school class the last few weeks.  In a recent lesson we discussed times that David received rebukes from others in his life and how he responded.  We … Continue reading

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