Tuesday Thoughts 12-19-17

I really can’t help it!  The music of the season is inextricably bonded to my celebration of the Christ Child!  There is warmth, truth, and great joy for me in the sounds of Christmas.  As I have grown more mature (not old!) though, the list of favorites has become more...

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Tuesday Thoughts 12-12-17

One of my favorite Christmas movies is the original “Miracle on 34th Street (black and white, of course).  Part of the reason is a nostalgia for the “the good old days” of my childhood, and part of it centers around the concept of belief and faith.  Though in the movie,...

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Tuesday Thoughts 11-28-17

You know The Season is in full swing when they start advertising “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.  In case you don’t know (and don’t own it already), it will air on ABC in only two days (Thursday at 8 pm)!  It is gratifying to know that this simple telling of the...

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Tuesday Thoughts 11-21-17

The evidence of the goodness of God so often shows up in my life as the replacement of my ideas with His.  Take this morning for instance.  I was prepared to come into work, sit down at my desk and pen (okay, type) a specifically themed Tuesday Thoughts.  But as...

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Tuesday Thoughts 11-7-17

Awesome news!  A lost and previously unclassified “generation” has been identified.  They are called Xennials. That’s right, we now have the GI generation, Silent generation, Baby-Boomers, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials, and Generation Z (if you’re looking for the age breakdowns and characteristics, you’ll have to look elsewhere).  From the celebrations...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-31-17

Regular readers know my pattern of a yearly journey through the Bible.  I am always amazed at the fresh application of words and principles I’ve read dozens of times!  But there are some passages that I have to prepare myself for.  After all, there are some pretty terrible things that...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-17-17

Broken things are inevitable in this life.  I wish it wasn’t that way, but it is.  Your latest acquisition which is so perfect right now will someday be rusted, threadbare, or simply not able to function—broken.  And because brokenness is part of life, we spend a fair amount of time...

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Tuesday Thoughts: 10-10-17

I’m always listening for signs of trouble in the house.  I can hear the boiler when it opens up a heat run, a pump motor running, or a drip of water (to name a few).  So last night when I heard the well pump cycle without any appliances calling for...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-3-17

No cute stories or thoughtful illustrations this morning.  It was so sad to have discovered yesterday morning, that Las Vegas had become a killing field.  Already, there are articles and news stories about motive, accomplices, guns, safety and the like.  Pleas for prayer and calls for preventive measures going forward...

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Tuesday Thoughts 9-12-17

There are few things as contagious as fear.  On this day after we have remembered the tragedy of September 11, 2001, this is fresh on my mind.  Along with everything else going on that bitter morning, I remember the fear.  It seemed as though everyone was scanning the skies, even...

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