The Big 4-0!


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Yesterday (Oct. 15th) I turned the big 4-0! In many ways it is hard to believe I have hit this milestone. I remember when I was younger thinking 40 was over the hill!

But, as they say, 40 is the new 20! Of course the “they” who say that are all 40 or close to it! Read the rest of this entry »


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A Little Whine with Your Cheese!


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We can all find plenty of things to whine about, can’t we?!

My two-year daughter sometimes gets into, what could only be called, a whiny mood. When she enters this dark domain, any and everything becomes a reason to whine. One of her favorite things to whine about are her socks. She does not seem to be very fond of the strip of material stitched across the toes of the socks.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Boo-boos in Ears and Proper Perspectives on Life and Faith


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Last night, my inquisitive two-year old daughter was looking at my right ear. I was holding her in my arms, because . . . well, she likes to be held!

As I was holding her, I saw something catch her gaze. She went from looking at me, eye to eye, to staring at my ear. Before long her hand was playing with my ear. I could feel she was trying to put her fingers in my ear!

I asked her what in the world she was doing? She informed me, as she continued to finger at my ear, Daddy, you have a boo-boo in your ear!

boo-boo in my ear? This sounded serious! Read the rest of this entry »


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Weights are Heavy! (Heb. 12.1-3) Pt. 3


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Do you ever get up in the morning and just feel, blah? Do you ever feel that something is weighing on you? That something is weighing you down? 

I remember a friend of mine in seminary would often comment, when he had put on a couple of extra pounds, he felt as though he had a spare tire around his waist! Do you ever feel as though you have a proverbial spare tire around your waist?

In our spiritual lives, there are things that can weigh us down. There are things that can encumber our walk and slow our progress . . . and no, not all these things are sin. Of course sin will do the same thing. But, there are other things in life, things that are not sinful in and of themselves, that can impede our walk and cause us to sit out of the race. Read the rest of this entry »


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Surrounded by Lessons of Faith (Heb. 12.1-3)


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In yesterday’s post, we looked at the exhortation to believers in Hebrews 12.1 to run the race. I now want to further that discussion by looking at the first three verses of Hebrews twelve a little more closely.

The exhortation, let us run, is the main verb of the short paragraph (vv.1-3). This main verb clause is then surrounded by three participial phrases. Depending on your translation, these participial phrases may be difficult to spot.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Run Christian Run!


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LIfe is like a box of chocolates . . . or, at least, I think that is how that line goes!

I confess I have never watched Forrest Gump all the way through. I have probably seen the entire movie over time, catching bits and pieces of it here and there; but, I have never sat down and watched it beginning to end. Frankly, I am not a big fan of the movie. It just doesn’t appeal to me.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Jesus Walking on Water and Other Stories of Bedtime!




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I have mentioned in previous blog posts that my daughters have a ritual when it comes to bedtime. First and foremost for them is usually stalling! After that we make sure each uses the potty and is ready to lie down.

We then say our prayers, each taking his/her turn and then we tell our Jesus story.

(Usually, the two-year old also expects a big bad wolf story or two to follow!) Read the rest of this entry »


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