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The words came across his desk through tears laced with deep compassion. “It will get better.” My resigned response was simple. “I hope so.” I had used those words a thousand times in darker moments of life when pain was the order of the day. It had served as my expression of inner weariness and psychic exhaustion. A sort of […]
It’s our new routine…and our happy place. Sitting on the back porch watching the sun rise across the small lake on which we live. Absolutely calm and still, absent of the afternoon breeze, our lake is a polished mirror with perfect reflections of the large oaks, beautiful houses and thick summer clouds that create its frame. […]
Ripples are the small things that make a big difference in the life and future of those touched by the waves.
It was a blur. I heard rumors it happened, but have only a hazy recall. Yep, missed it completely. And no, it wasn’t too much celebratory Champaign. We were moving into our new home and throughout both Christmas and New Years when everyone else was partying we were packing and unpacking. Cardboard boxes replaced […]
Since the Garden human beings have had two maladies that choke our connection with God and limit our effect on the world. We undervalue the reality of God that is all around us We underestimate the gifts of God that are right in front of us The result of these operating assumptions is disastrous– We miss […]
Instafamous…that status you get when you blow up on Instagram. Lots of followers on your feed equals lots of fame in your following. It’s all relative, isn’t it? Lots of fish seem big in a small pond. But you can can become a moderate phenom if you learn to use the site well. My son-in-law, Chase, introduced this old […]
Righteous indignation. That is what many of my Christian friends call their reaction to the Supreme Court decision concerning same-sex marriage. Heated debates are popping up in both traditional and social media forcing people to opposite sides in rancorous arguments about civil liberties, legal rights and traditional values. Seems just about everyone is wading into […]