Ready, Set, Now Go for It

As far as I’m concerned, summer is the best time of the year. I look forward to it while withstanding the chilly shivers of wintertime and the erratic damp weather of spring. Summer is my time of year!

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Hold for Further Instructions

Then God spoke to Noah, saying, “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your son’s and your sons’ wives with you.” Genesis 8:15

 

I hate waiting. Hate waiting in line. Hate sitting in traffic. Hate waiting to buy something till I have cash instead of just Continue reading

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It Was Lights out at the Old Parsonage

As long as I can remember, and at my age that does not go back very far, I have always been an early riser. I do not like to stay in bed any longer than I have to. So much I want to do and so little time I need Continue reading

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My Amazing Fascination with Summer

It comes as a great relief to me that winter is over and summer has stepped up and taken its rightful place. I really love summer. I am fascinated with all aspects associated with summer.

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Fruit Of The Spirit, pt. 5: Kindness

Kindness as a fruit of the Spirit, like patience, didn’t immediately resonate with me. Not because kindness isn’t important, it is. Kindness is one of the ways we show that we care about others. But we all know people who can be kind and caring who are not Christians. People Continue reading

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Don’t Give A Hoot!

I started writing this column many years ago the primary focus on God’s Unconditional Love.  In every facet of each person’s life you can unearth some small need or minute deficit within their being that needs  love thrown into it.   Not one person is whole without God’s love.   Today I want to talk Continue reading

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Why Mothers Would Make Good Politicians

happy-mothers-dayIn thinking of Mother’s Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. Moreover, the messes they cleanup are not their Continue reading

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Fruit Of The Spirit, pt. 4: Patience

Fruit Of The Spirit: Patience

The spiritual importance of this one doesn’t immediately jump out at me. Sure, patience is a virtue, but how is it a fruit of the Spirit? When I look back at my own life, it begins to make some sense. I was very impatient growing Continue reading

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Laying my Mother’s Day cards on the table

I am not one given over to gambling unless you call life a gamble and then all bets are off. I do not even play the lottery because I would end up paying out $1,987.14 in order to win $10. I have a difficult time parting with my money because Continue reading

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I Lost My Mind But I Really Haven’t Missed It

I am notorious for losing things. I do not know what it is about me, but I cannot keep track of anything I own. If you want to lose something and never find it again, simply put it into my trust. I am the king of losing things. My problem Continue reading

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Fruit Of The Spirit, pt. 3: Peace

Fruit Of The Spirit: Peace

I’m noticing now that the nine fruit of the Spirit build on each other. The gift of God’s love brings joy and joy brings peace. Peace with God and peace with ourselves. A few months back, a new phase in my life began. After years Continue reading

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Who’s Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader?

Sometimes an idea will take possession of my mind and literally run with it. Most of the time when an idea sees the condition of my mind it slowly walks away shaking its head. Someone said a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but I’m sure they had no Continue reading

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Fruit Of The Spirit, pt. 2: Joy

When I started considering how I wanted to approach the second fruit of the Spirit, Joy, I was reminded of something that happened to me back in the late summer of 2005. The story begins with a mistake. Normally, when I decide to take a vacation, I pick the dates Continue reading

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Fruit Of The Spirit, part 1: Love

In my last blog How To Attain (Name Your Desire Here), I talked about how our desire for intimacy with Jesus affected our pursuit more than following any certain plan or formula. It probably was no coincidence that I’d just finished reading Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians right before Continue reading

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I Don’t Get Headaches, I Give Them

This past week I got myself into some rather unnecessary trouble. I say unnecessary because it was trouble that I could have avoided if I only would have thought before I spoke.

This is one of the greatest crosses that I bear in my married life. I always speak before Continue reading

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