Tuesday Thoughts 12-11-18

Last Saturday, I had an unexpected opportunity to take my first snowshoe trek of the winter season.  It wasn’t a sure thing that I’d be able to get back to the desired trail, but the snow wasn’t too deep where the plowing stopped, and several other vehicles had already made...

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Tuesday Thoughts 11-27-18

Regardless of the length and depth of my walk with Jesus, I periodically get caught up in the chaos of the world.  I’m not talking about being sucked into worldly patterns and practices, rather, a growing sense of futility in regard to my contribution to God’s Kingdom here on earth. ...

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Tuesday Thoughts 11-6-18

My apologies to non-football readers but I can’t help but drag my personal fan-ship into today’s topic.  As a life-long Detroit Lions fan, I am well acquainted with unfulfilled expectations (to put it extremely mildly).  To give some perspective to those of you who don’t know (or care), this team’s...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-23-18

My social life was seriously affected at a very young age at the hands of my highly-competitive-at-cards father. Because he would make fun of me when stuck with the queen of spades in the game called Hearts (and other card-related atrocities), I have found myself on the outside at all...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-16-18

There’s no getting away from the change of seasons…it snowed enough to gather on things yesterday. Even though it was quickly gone, the woeful chorus of laments have been fueled into full swing!  It kinda tickles me to hear all the complaints about the coming cold and snow-cover, since I’m...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-2-18

Fear is a liar!  That’s not only a true statement, but also an awesome song by Zach Williams (look it up on YouTube).  For instance, I was lying in bed at Men’s Retreat last week, listening to the rain on the metal roof, and reviewing the plans to go kayaking...

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Tuesday Thoughts 9-18-18

If you put it publicly on Facebook, I feel free to use it here and this one is too good, too timely and applicable to pass up!  With name omitted, here’s the first post I saw today: “[my daughter] this morning…“I watched a video on dads phone called ‘10 lies...

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Tuesday Thoughts 9-11-18

To an enemy intent on bringing destruction, chaos, and fear, the response and rebound from the devastating loss of life suffered seventeen years ago must have been frustrating.  The two Towers, symbols of American success, were destroyed.  The Pentagon, a symbol of strength, was damaged, and 2,997 lives were ended...

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Tuesday Thoughts 9-4-18

With school starting today (at least here), I can’t help but reflect on my own experience of working through the grades.  The elementary years saw a transformation from shy and withdrawn, to outgoing.  Junior High (as it was called when dinosaurs roamed the earth) saw my academics drop to an...

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Tuesday Thoughts 8-21-18

Rocks and hard places.  It’s not that one thing has gone awry, but it seems all things have.  And in the middle of the chaos, we are forced to make choices when none of the options seems to offer any relief.  You are not alone.  We move in and out...

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