I’ll Do It First Thing Tomorrow

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You would think being a husband as long as I have been I would have learned the fine art of negotiating with my wife. And trust me, it is an artistic creation.

When I got married, somebody told me that marriage was a 50-50 proposition, which being the naïve young Continue reading

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The Matryoshka Metaphor

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When I first arrived in Moscow to start my new job, I realized something immediately. I was not in Kansas anymore. Not that I have ever lived in Kansas, but I did arrive in the middle of winter. It was cold, especially coming from Atlanta. Upon arriving at the office Continue reading

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Whose Glory?

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I’ve noticed lately, that when my work is rejected or if I don’t get a lot of views and comments on my blog, I get discouraged and depressed for days. It’s as if my joy is linked to what others think of me. Of course, I want people to read Continue reading

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The Strange Myth of Multitasking

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I have been pondering a delicate question this week. Why is it I can only do one thing at a time? If only I could do several things at a time, I could get more accomplished.

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What Are You Worth?

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I ran across a job search website recently that has a tool called “Know Your Worth.”  You enter some information about your previous experience, salary, and location, and the tool generates a number on the screen that estimates what you are “worth” in the job market.

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I’m Not a Coffeeholic, or Am I?

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Nothing smells better in the morning than a fresh pot of coffee in the kitchen. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has it set so that at a certain time in the morning, the coffee begins brewing and we wake up to that wonderful aroma.

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Prisoner of Hope

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There once was a man who spent his life doing terrible things. He always got what he wanted no matter who was hurt in the process. It seemed as though lying and cheating were second nature to him.

One day, all of his evil deeds finally caught up with him. He was Continue reading

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Modern Idolatry

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One of the things I am enjoying most about growing older is a greater understanding of God’s word. I have read my bible since childhood, but often without understanding. At times that may have been due to youth, I confess there were times I did not even seek understanding. The Continue reading

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Why Did God Give Us Winter?

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Living in Florida my idea of winter is anytime the temperature drops below 60°. At that point, I do the shiver-me-timbers dance. You don’t want to know!

I have a rare disease called Coldaphobia. As far as I know, there is no cure for this except escaping to Florida. Even Continue reading

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My Elijah

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I was recently prompted by God to look for a particular book in my nightstand.  But what He really intended, as I dug through the many papers, books, and other keepsakes, was to find a very special postcard hidden in the bottom of the drawer, that I had completely forgotten about.  Continue reading

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Did Someone Just Hack My Thermometer?

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I do not like to complain (except on certain occasions when nobody is listening) but I am not too happy with the weather these days. I have never felt so cold before.

Is it true that the older you get, the less cold temperature you can stand?

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Arise

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Why so downcast, oh my soul? The Lord woke you up this morning. He kept you safe through the night. His sun shines on you. His favor covers you like your favorite blanket.

It’s time to rise and shine. What happened yesterday has past. Today is a new day, full Continue reading

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Everything old is getting older still

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A friend of mine has a saying, “I’m going to get as old as I possibly can get.” From what I can tell, he has. I must agree with his sentiment. Of course, the alternative is… well you know. Another friend of mine likes to tell me, “Brother, you’re only Continue reading

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You Will Be Amazed

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About a year ago, I had reached a low point in my life.  I was sitting on a plane returning home from a work meeting I had just attended.  My company announced some big changes to the organization, and I had spent the week in a fog, hearing rumors about Continue reading

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It’s déjà vu all over again

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New Year’s Day was filled with lots of excitement, plenty of grandchildren running around and enough food on the table to eliminate world hunger. Actually, it did eliminate my ravishing hunger, at least for the day.

Both the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly simultaneously signed a deep Continue reading

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