Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Joy of Anticipation

What do new carpet, a mud run in Tennessee and heaven have in common? More than you might guess! Continue reading

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Setbacks, Adaptation & the Corn Belt

I spent most of last week in St. Charles (the one in Illinois, not Kansas), participating in a workshop along with several of my colleagues from Highland Community College (the one in Kansas, not Illinois.) The AQIP Strategy Forum was … Continue reading

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God’s Will

“This is God’s will.” The words carry such weight, such strength, such power. Sometimes they are spoken from the desire to comfort, sometimes from the urge to afflict. Sometimes they soothe the spirit, ease the aching heart. Sometimes they provoke … Continue reading

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The Evidence of Experience

In the experience of genuine worship, the Unseen becomes more real than what is seen. Continue reading

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True Grit

A man who takes more pride in what his wife can do than he takes in what he can keep her from doing is more likely to have a longer life and to enjoy it more. Continue reading

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More Than “Brother Charlie’s Wife”

One month ago today I sat in the chapel at JH Churchill funeral home in Murray, KY beginning what would be the family‚Äôs final good-by to our 99 year-old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The service began with a song that … Continue reading

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Fresh in the Pan

Last night as we were crossing the river headed back home from Saint Joe, we had a quite pleasant and completely unexpected little surprise. Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

The idea seemed so brilliant at the time I could barely contain myself. With a minimum of effort, I would improve the thermal efficiency of the bedroom and provide a slight bit of soundproofing as well. What a great idea! … Continue reading

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A Soothing Comfort

Like a gentle dawning on a peaceful day, so is the comfort of those who love us in our times of grief. Continue reading

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A Shifting of Seasons

Sometimes the shifting of the seasons comes so subtly you can barely tell; this was not one of those times! Continue reading

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