Monthly Archives: March 2015

God of the Do-Over

When I lived in Detroit, MI we were in a neighborhood with lots of kids our age. Our street was transformed into a football field where we painted yard lines on the curbs and dared the neighbors to park a … Continue reading

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How Do We Sit Down Together?

I’ve learned over the years that it doesn’t matter what we bring to the table, if we can’t sit down together. Continue reading

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Buddy From the Breezeway

I was walking down to pick up another one of my little charges in the grade school when it happened the first time. As I approached the grade school breezeway, I noticed a young man step out of the music … Continue reading

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Aunt Gussie, I Wish You Had Known Her

It happened last when was in Texas for my mother’s funeral. My family is spread all over the USA, so we seldom see one another. While there for the memorial service, all of my siblings, spouses, and children were able … Continue reading

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Praying for a Difference

I’ve seen great faith in my life as I have observed God at work in others. What is interesting to me is that this faith is usually displayed in the times of difficulty in their lives. I’ve watched parents pray … Continue reading

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Cool Naugahyde

I have a policy, Janet gets the bathroom first and I savor the first few minutes of the morning in prayer. As I was praying this morning, with my mind slowly moving through a list of friends and circumstances I … Continue reading

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Some Things Just Don’t Work

This is a time of the year for “professional development” for me. That means I attend some ongoing education. Like most professional associations that issue licenses or certifications, my license as a marriage and family therapist requires that I attend … Continue reading

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Presence

  It has been a week filled with hospitals and prayer. Sometimes I’ve been with the people I was praying for, other times my prayers were offered many miles from them. Prayer is not limited to presence because God is … Continue reading

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