The Anchor

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I drive across a large body of water every day to get to work and back across to get home. A month ago someone anchored a lovely little sailboat about thirty yards off shore in this bay. At first, I thought the owners were enjoying the beautiful weather. But a Continue reading

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Some Things Are Just Personal

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I will grant I have a few eccentricities. But, far less than the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has avowed through the years. Listening to her, a person might come to believe my eccentricities are without limit. It is simply not the case.

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The Only Contest I Really Win Each Year

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Between now and the end of the year our house is going to be a mad dash for the stores in preparation for Christmas.

This time of the year, I lay low and try to be as invisible as possible. If I hide in the shadows of the parsonage and Continue reading

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Thanksgiving quandary: roast turkey or lame duck

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My father used to tell me anything worth doing was worth doing right the first time. If you have time to do it the second time, you have time to do it right the first time.

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The Sound of Crickets Chirping in the Backyard

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Noise has become a daily experience for many people today. From morning until night, we are surrounded by noise of all kinds. People have gotten accustomed to an atmosphere of noise. For my part, I am just a little bit tired of all the noise. What would life be like Continue reading

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Bang, Bang. You’re Dead.

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Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)

Exhaustion swept over me. It had been a long day at Disneyland with my young children, and I looked forward to plopping into bed at our motel room. As we stood on the corner waiting for the light to change, Continue reading

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Apart from That, I’m Doing Fine!

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I know I am not correct on many things, just ask the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. If I could be right as many times as I am wrong, I would be a genius. The problem is, I am more wrong than I am right, which puts me a little Continue reading

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How Did the Devil Get My Cell Phone Number?

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I am not one easily rattled. When I am rattled, look out for anything can happen.

For the most part, I try to stay calm, cool and collected. Then there are times when I have had enough and I am not going to take it anymore.

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The Man With The Toothless Smile

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I didn’t want to get up. It was a gray Saturday morning and my bed was holding me captive. I reluctantly turned over to look at the clock. It was a quarter after eight. If I wanted to miss the Saturday rush at the grocery store, I needed to get Continue reading

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A Cup of Joe Says a Lot About Us

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This week I came face-to-face with a genuine dilemma. I had several meetings across town and for some reason I miscalculated and ended up with a 2-1/2 hour gap between meetings. I hate to waste time, but if I drove back to my office, I would simply have to return Continue reading

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Seven Sevens

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Celestial Sign of Jesus’ Return:

Comet, Asteroid, Eclipse or…?

 

By David S. Heeren

 

The rapid rate of fulfillment of biblical end-time prophecy shows it’s only a matter of time – and that time may indeed be short – until Jesus’ returns, preceded by a sign in the sky Continue reading

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Where Have All the Clowns Gone?

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The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were getting ourselves situated in the living room with some after supper coffee while watching the little bit of TV. These days, a little bit of TV is about all a person can handle.

Nothing quite measures up to a nice hot Continue reading

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Retirement Surprise

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Absence of occupation is not rest.
A mind quite vacant is a mind distress’d.
—William Cowper

 Time’s clock hurls us all on a one-way life ticket, and when you reach retirement, you can’t rewind. You find yourself still busy, but different busy.

Your employer no Continue reading

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Get me to the airport on time

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I was off to the airport on another trip. I started out early, arrived at the airport on time, but when I arrived the plane had canceled and I had to apply for another plane. The next plane headed for my destination was about two hours away. This would, in Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Yuk

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As the sun steadily rises, glimmering light touches on a far, dark horizon. Exquisite colors gradually transform the sky with rapturous rays of light this Sunday morning. The few scattered white fleecy clouds slowly explode into color; shades of dark yellow mix with fire red, softened by a tinge of Continue reading

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