Monthly Archives: February 2017

Jeff and Mary Beth

Jeff and Mary Beth by George Dalton Jeff and Mary Beth are like thousands of American couples, they have two nice cars, two kids and a dog. Between mortgage payment, car payments, braces, and vet bills it take all the … Continue reading

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Where in the World Does Time Go?

I remember my grandfather telling me that the older you get the faster time flies. Laughing at him at the time I thought it was another of his little stories he loved telling. Just the other day I caught myself … Continue reading

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It’s a Choice

It’s a Choice “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1 I’m hard pressed to think of anything that endures forever. Cars break down, homes need repair, marriages fail, friendships are severed, and … Continue reading

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The Day I Touched Heaven

I love hearing stories of people encountering God in near-death situations, when someone comes ever-so-close to their permanent home in the presence of God. It encourages me for my own inevitable death, but also gives me comfort that my loved ones … Continue reading

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I’ll Do It First Thing Tomorrow

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 … Continue reading

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The Matryoshka Metaphor

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 … Continue reading

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Whose Glory?

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 … Continue reading

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The Strange Myth of Multitasking

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. The Gracious Mistress of … Continue reading

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What Are You Worth?

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 … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Coffeeholic, or Am I?

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 … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Hope

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 … Continue reading

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