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The Valley of Dry Bones

Hope and faith, combined with patience, allows us to see the awesome power of God if we will wait upon him… and have the strength to stand still. Continue reading

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Hard Rain and Bad Timing

Sometimes, it just doesn’t matter how much effort we put into a thing. Bad timing and hard rain can wash away even our best efforts. Ain’t no reason to give up, though! Continue reading

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Breach Baby

Being born backwards didn’t obligate me to go through life that way! I keep trying to remember that… Continue reading

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Divine Intermission

There can be a bit of madness in trying to figure out what God is up to in our lives… Continue reading

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Disappointment Still Stinks

Hanging around it for over sixty years hasn’t made me like it any better, but I have got a little better at dealing with it… Continue reading

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Some Failures Work Out Better Than Others

Even a bit of a failure with jelly-making can bring back good memories and yield something still worth having. Hard to totally ruin something that has this much sugar in it… Continue reading

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Bad Cider

Expecting the taste of fine hard cider and getting something between floor cleaner and industrial solvent is a bit of a disappointment… but there are useful lessons to be learned. Continue reading

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My Favorite Holiday

It’s more than the food that makes Thanksgiving my favorite holiday. Family, fun, football… and knowing I probably won’t disappoint a bunch of other people.
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A Unilateral Truce

It might be that showing mercy to ourselves frees us to show greater mercy to others… Continue reading

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A New Adventure

The lessons of frustration, disappointment and discouragement are not lessons we would choose but they can be the most valuable lessons we learn.
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