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  The elementary years saw a transformation from shy and withdrawn, to outgoing.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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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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