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Goodbye To My Brother

Since I began preaching, I’ve been telling stories as a method of relating points from the story of Jesus. Sometimes a bit of foolishness, other times something poignant, but always I’ve used illustrations from my youth. Over time, many of … Continue reading

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He’s No John Glenn

Growing up in the 60’s we all wanted to be astronauts, but we’ve not really been to the moon. Many of you know the story of my trying to “launch” my brother Steve into orbit by tying two car inner … Continue reading

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Seeking to Share Him

Hear me O Lord and listen to my prayer. I approach You on behalf of those who do not know You, asking for Your patience as they come to know You. Bless them with opportunity through Your people, to come … Continue reading

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Another Prayer

Someone recently asked me to share an earlier prayer, so here it is. Father, there are those who are difficult for me to pray for. They are different than I, holding others things as values that I cannot see, opinions … Continue reading

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When Protests Come

I didn’t watch any of the inauguration ceremony or the events surrounding it. I took some time away from the computer during it, as well, not wanting to be lured into the rhetoric. What I did hear about was that … Continue reading

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Curiosity of Children

He got a bit of a faraway look in his eyes, I could see the wheels turning, sorting the information, cataloging the value of both similarity and difference, seeing that God had a reason for difference and variety, knowing it was good and right. Continue reading

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Button Boxes

When I was a boy, every house had a button box. I can remember looking through my Grandmother Feril’s button box. Most of the buttons there were buttons for shirts, as she made shirts for us and recycled the old … Continue reading

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The Task of a Caregiver

As most of you know, Janet had surgery yesterday. That makes me her caregiver, a task I take very seriously. While her hernia surgery could be done laparoscopically, she still has a degree of pain. Fortunately, I am a therapist. … Continue reading

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Dealing in Grace

There are thousands of opportunities that you will likely have today to react to the missteps of others. Some of those missteps will be accidental, mistakes that will likely embarrass or cause discomfort in the one doing it… some will … Continue reading

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Reflections From a Porch Rocker

Each morning of this past weekend I’ve spent on the porch of a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. As I’ve watched the clouds dance among the trees and creep along the valley, I was reminded of some of the various … Continue reading

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