Tuesday Thoughts 8-14-18

The devil is in the details.  This is an old saying but there are probably many of you unfamiliar with it these days. It doesn’t matter, because whether known or not, its stated reality is a daily experience (if we’re paying even just a little attention).  It plays out in many circumstances but...

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Tuesday Thoughts 8-7-18

I am deeply indebted to Willis Carrier who, beginning in 1902, started producing air conditioners!  I love it at home, in the car, at church, and in the market place (I could go all Seuss, but I’ll refrain).  No other word suffices besides “refreshing”, to describe that first rush of...

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Tuesday Thoughts 7-31-18

  I have always been a fan of nighttime.  It’s cooler at night, the stars come out as the light fades, and the dancing flames & glowing coals of a campfire are compelling when darkness falls.  From twilight until the first subtle hints of morning is the time for deep...

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Tuesday Thoughts 7-24-18

What a wonderful, restful, filling week family camp was!  There’s exciting news about what God is doing in the Middle East and the camp speaker led everyone in examining the rhythms of life in Christ.  I saw a bunch of familiar faces and spent evening worship services surrounded by a...

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Tuesday Thoughts 7-17-18

Last week I mentioned getting ready for family camp.  What you don’t know (most of you anyway) is that I had to repair sections of my camper in front and back.  From a few years of water intrusion, a strong musty smell (that you could actually taste) led to the...

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Tuesday Thoughts 7-10-18

I’d been thinking about all that was involved in getting the camper reader for family camp.  Lists of towing, packing, & cleaning needs were getting mentally checked-off when the mist slowly started to fade, and my surroundings became clear…I was in the prayer room at home somewhere in the middle...

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Tuesday Thoughts 7-3-18

One of my closest friends has a passion for slot car racing.  Wherever he has lived, the track has gone with him.  When Diana and I go to visit, there’s likely to be some time when we’re in the basement watching the cars zoom around the track – well, actually,...

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Tuesday Thoughts 6-26-18

I start most days by shuffling off, in robe and slippers, to the prayer room in the basement, starting coffee (a Bunn pot so really quick) and spending the first hour or more praying, listening and reading the Bible.  I always invest time in the presence of God before opening...

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Tuesday (plus one) Thoughts 6-20-18

Diana and I got back home yesterday after a 3-day celebration of our seventh anniversary.  We started talking about this last year shortly after our 6th (a great time to start planning is right after an event and while the highs and lows are still fresh).  We wanted to be more intentional...

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Tuesday Thoughts 6-5-18

It’s a small world (after all).  You’ve said, or at least thought this if you’re 20 or older.  You know how it goes.  At some random event, separated from the past by time, space and circumstances, someone comes into your view from days gone by, or is mentioned by someone...

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