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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Tuesday Thoughts 1-29-19

On my recent return trip from training in Tampa, I joined in the long line of whiny waiters heading toward the luggage inspection, free personal x-ray, and pat-down (yes, they did pat me down) required to earn the privilege of boarding a flight.  I heard a fair share of complaining...

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Tuesday Thoughts 1-21-19

Are the loaves and fish still enough?  The question didn’t hit me with this morning’s reading, but it has slowly settled in my spirit as the day has progressed.  This will ring a bell for some but may be a puzzling thought for others, so, to refresh or introduce the...

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Tuesday Thoughts 1-8-19

Along with many others, Diana and I have made commitments to a healthier lifestyle with the rolling in of the new year.  We’ve made adjustments in food and exercise (measurable results already!) and along with them, a healthier use of the television (a difficult thing for me, raised with quality TV...

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Tuesday Thoughts 1-1-19

Happy New Year! It’s awesome that 2019 is starting on a Tuesday and I get to join the spirit of new/renewed plans and goals with you! I hope you’ve carefully and prayerfully planned on some healthy life-changes. I want to throw my hat in the ring with a suggestion. Well,...

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Tuesday Thoughts 12-18-18

Come with me to Christmas Eve.  I’m not talking about our church service on that day (though you are invited to share in that as well from 6 – 7 pm next Monday).  I’m inviting you to my childhood Christmas Eve.  It is not a holy, hushed, observance of the first lowly manger...

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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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