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Marriage

After 30 Years of Marriage I’ve Learned. . .

    This afternoon a young man and woman will get married. They’ll join their lives, as the old words say, for better or worse.It’ll be some of both;  married life always is. Having found a great dress on sale for their special day,  I’m now contemplating the weightier issues of matrimony. First, it has […]

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Relationships

Do You Really Listen to Others?

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Spiritual Growth

Does Your Bible Reading Kindle a Fire in Your Heart?

What would it be like if Jesus led your personal Bible reading/study time? In a word—awesome!   When it happened to a couple of  bummed out disciples walking along a dusty road to Emmaus, they said “. . .our hearts burned within us while he talked to us on the road, while He opened the […]

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Spiritual

In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions

  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and […]

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Faith

Slowdown Sunday

Have you heard about the movement called Slow Living?  Life in an African village is a model of Slow Living.   There are 12 hours of daylight  all year round and the strength of the midday sun can sap of the vitality of even an Olympic athlete.  Nobody wears a watch and there are no […]

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Faith

How To Get Rid of Icky Feelings

  I hate it when life goes from Technicolor to black and white and icky feelings creep into my heart. They’ve usually hitched a ride on unkind thoughts spawned of misunderstandings, less than stellar behavior, or the more common varieties of thoughtlessness.  It doesn’t matter if I’m the victim or the perpetrator.  Either way the […]

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Spiritual

A Love That Endures

We forgot to take a padlock to Paris! TripAdvisor never said a word about it.  Ditto Rick Steves.  Same for Fodor’s France. I don’t know when this became a thing, but the bridges in Paris are slowly being overtaken by padlocks. The newest symbol of a couple’s enduring love.  Seeing all that gleaming colorful hardware […]

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Life

I Want A Designer Label On My Life

The thing that distinguishes an artist is the ability to appreciate the potential for beauty in things usually overlooked or discarded. This quirky piece of art sits along Interstate 5 south of Stockton. On a cloudy January day it was strangely beautiful standing in relief against the wintery yellow field and a foggy shroud of […]

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Faith

Finding The Place Where The Light Comes In

  God does work in strange ways.   At least in my life. Strange, but disguised as natural.  In this case He has held in reserve for the perfect time a needed word and then delivered it at the time when it would have maximum impact for heart comfort, mind clarity, and soul peace. I […]

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