Monthly Archives: January 2017

Night Falls in the Flint Hills

Even in the dead of winter there is both beauty and the promise of growth beneath the surface… Continue reading

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Footprints on the Sea

“When fighting dragons, we must be careful that we do not begin to grow scales…” Continue reading

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A Dime’s Worth of Sunshine

Even on a long dreary day, there may be at least a moment worth seizing, an instant of what is good and beautiful. Continue reading

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Obituaries

Andy Schuler’s funeral reminded me that the most important parts of our life stories may not be included in our published obituaries. Continue reading

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A More Sophisticated Model

Some folks got hammered by “Icegaddon” and others are grateful it missed them. Either way, I think there’s an element missing from their prediction models. Continue reading

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The God of All Times

God is worthy of my praise, regardless of my circumstances. Continue reading

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Cold Feet

Milking in an unheated milk shed when it’s thirty degrees below freezing isn’t a lot of fun… but there are lessons to be learned. Continue reading

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Ancient Delights

Life is filled with simple things, things by which we show others they are loved and remind ourselves that we love. These things are simple but not unimportant. Continue reading

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The Shroud

Sometimes it ain’t how smart ya are, it’s whether you notice things or not… some things take a closer look than others. Continue reading

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Of Empathy and Experience

Sometimes the Lord has to put us into someone else’s place to put us into our place… experience can lead to empathy, if our hearts are open. Continue reading

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