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Spent Shells

Ethiopian farmers find them all the time. Spent shells. Bomb casings from past wars and conflicts litter their fields like plastic water bottles on a busy roadside. This left-over battle waste must be cleared or it serves as a hazard to the farmer’s meager equipment. Question is, “What do you do with spent shells?” These […]

A Question of Trust

“How long?” “Why?” These unanswerable questions plaster themselves like graffiti on my eyelids at the end of a season of loss like none I have ever known. Grief has become a familiar traveling companion. Tears have left permanent tracks on my face. Three people I have deeply loved for more years than I can calculate are […]

Why I Still Pray

“I’m like the persistent widow before the judge…I’m going to keep reminding You of this until You do something about it.” I’ve heard her say it many times, in many critical moments of our 35-year marriage. When our children are sick, our grandkids in crisis or our home under attack. When friends are suffering, leaders […]

Trusted Source

When the dialog box popped up it not only caught me by surprise, its message caught me off guard. “This publisher cannot be verified by a trusted source.” The software was from a source I knew, but Windows had questions about its safety for my computer and the company network. While the download was safe, the warning sent my […]

Honest to God

Job was nothing if not honest to God. He was actually audacious in is blunt soliloquies before The Lord. That is part of what his friends reacted to with their pious spoutings. They were so used to performing and preening before God that they considered Job’s raw complaints as blasphemous. But God did not. It is […]

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