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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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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