Tuesday Thoughts 6-25-19

I read an article the other day warning of an inevitable nation-wide electrical blackout that would throw us back two centuries!  Can you even imagine what adjustments would be necessary to operate without refrigeration, gasoline, and the internet?  Most people I know haven’t even experienced a weekend of old-fashioned camping...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-28-19

When Diana and I bought our house four years ago, one of the things that needed attention was the bounce on our back deck.   It was kind of fun walking across and feeling the give (a little like a trampoline), but eventually, the constant pressure of people and furniture would...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-14-19

I hate to break it to you, but if you’re waiting for all your troubles to go away so you can be joyful, you’re in for a sad life.  I know deep down you already know this, but if you’re anything like me, you can get wrapped up in the...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-7-19

Friday night I was sitting in a plane on the airport tarmac for an hour absolutely fuming that my flight toward home was already late, which would cause my connecting flight to be missed, as well as an unnecessary and expensive night in a New York hotel.  I fumed at...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-26-19

We live in a wonderful age, the age of Jesus, grace, and the personal presence of the Holy Spirit in each one who has accepted his invitation to, “Come, follow me.”  This truth fills my Old Testament reading with life and breath!  Again this morning, the vibrant, compassionate pursuit of...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-19-19

“Not all tears are an evil.” So says the wizard Gandalf at the end of the J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.  And as you might guess (in case you don’t know), it was spoken at a supremely sad parting of the ways after years of life-and-death adventures together....

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-5-19

I have never done this before, but I was prompted by the Holy Spirit this morning to reprint this Tuesday Thought from 2017.  The question I’m left with is, “am I seriously following Jesus?”  Read on: Fat Tuesday…what a concept.  But before we go there, let’s get up to speed together.  I...

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Tuesday Thought 2-24-19

Kiss and make up!  It’s one of the most difficult, but rewarding, moments in a marriage.  We know imperfections exist and we’ll wound one another. We also know we’re not supposed to go to bed angry.  Yet it’s really difficult to take the first step toward making up, admitting our...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2-19-19

What a great pleasure to drive back to church after lunch today under a blue sky and on bare pavement! And to think just a few days ago, that same trip was surrounded by danger with zero visibility and the never-ending snow piling up.  If you were out in one of...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2-5-19

You either like it or don’t, but whichever side you fall on, there’s no avoiding its presence. The Superbowl.  Perhaps you’re happy it’s over, or sad (like me) that there are months to go before football returns, but since it’s a social and entertainment event (funny commercials-except for this year),...

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