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Shining in the Mud

I’d love to take my whole church on a mud run; we might become a better church!
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Other Shoes

We stood looking at the course before the start of the race, wondering why no one was running up the long steep hill just out of the gate. Continue reading

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Hard Ground

Sometimes we are called to a task
that we cannot quite complete
but must make a beginning,
leaving its finishing until
the soil is softer
or we are strengthened, Continue reading

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Lemonade

I was reminded recently of an old, old truth: When we learn how to turn misfortune into opportunity, we have touched one of the great secrets of victorious living. Over the years, I’ve learned that a tool or machine is like an attitude: sometimes the best way to fix one is to just get a new one. Now, this is not an election-year story of rags to riches or of fame to shame. Just a man and his mower. Well, former mower… Continue reading

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The Real Test

Rather than lending the typical sympathetic ear that comes so easily to such exchanges, I instead took a different tact. Continue reading

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Traffic Jam

Family controversy, car trouble, traffic aggravations, chronic illness, holiday disappointments, budget challenges, arguments, etc. are just parts of life when spread out with some intervening respite between. Continue reading

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Fatal Errors

Today, I’m thankful to be done with the report and very thankful that I have a job where a fatal error doesn’t even cause a scratch. Continue reading

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