Monthly Archives: April 2012

Knowing what you want — just a plain cup of coffee, please!

Through the years, I have discovered two important facets of husbandship that has stood me in good stead for many years: a vigorous nod of the head and a rhapsodic “Yes, dear.” Flowers don’t hurt either. When our recent visit … Continue reading

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Building the Walls

(Nehemiah 1:3 NIV)  They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” Jerusalem … Continue reading

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My Wing-Ding-A-Do at the Wing House

It is not that ignorance is so bad; it is just so inconvenient. Case in point. A while back, I found in the mail coupons for two free nights in Daytona Beach. “Look, my dear,” I squealed, with delight to … Continue reading

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Obtaining Hope

(Romans 5:3-4 NIV)  Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; {4} perseverance, character; and character, hope. Life is filled with suffering.  “What a pain!” is a common phrase that is … Continue reading

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Is time a friend or an enemy?

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me were locked in a hopeless Mexican standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, let’s say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, … Continue reading

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Condemnation vs. Conviction

(John 16:8 NIV)  When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: One of the jobs of a judge is to speak to someone who has been convicted.  The judge will … Continue reading

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Be careful little eyes where you stare

Whenever I am out in public, I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people are watching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to … Continue reading

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Guilt and Shame

(1 Corinthians 15:34 NIV)  Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God–I say this to your shame. The bible is the best selling piece of literature ever written … Continue reading

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