Category Archives: Christian Living

Mark Phillips & The Last Ride

Sometimes, you don’t even realize the last time you do something. Other times, every detail is etched into memory. Continue reading

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Sowing the Seed

A pasture project draws me deep into memories of my dad and my growing up. Continue reading

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The Glory of a Garden

Do you get excited about seeing seeds sprout in a garden? I rather imagine that God takes similar delight in watching our spiritual growth. Continue reading

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The Best of the First

What was it that made Abel’s sacrifice better than Cain’s? It wasn’t the meat… Continue reading

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Gettin’ Old Ain’t Fer Sissies

Thanks to an epidural steroid injection–and the grace of God–I can walk again without significant lumbar pain! Hallelujah! Continue reading

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A Reasonable Imitation

Even if we can’t perfectly duplicate the example of Christ, hopefully we can get close enough that people recognize the pattern. Continue reading

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Fresh Concrete Ain’t No Place for a Barefoot Contessa!

Working fresh concrete while barefooted can sure help keep your shoes clean… but… there is a downside! Continue reading

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Above the Void

Once the foundations are destroyed, even concrete will collapse. Personality without character and culture without substance cannot endure. Continue reading

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Payback

Payback Years ago, when our drive home from eating out required fifteen miles of narrow, winding road, a car pulled up close behind us, lights on bright. It stayed close and the lights stayed on bright. There was a time … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

Perhaps it would be a good thing if we expected ourselves to be missionaries of comfort and blessing to others. Continue reading

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