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Margaritaville Syndrome

Staying with a thing even when it’s not fun or easy anymore is a useful life skill. So is the humility that lets us know when our pain is our own damn fault. Continue reading

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A Change of Seasons

This explosion of green and growth around us reminds us that there is a season of refreshing… if we do not give up during the droughts of our lives. Continue reading

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Beyond Fire and Pain

Even when I cannot fathom the present moment, I will trust the coming hours to him who holds all things. Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast

If your kidneys need a good jolting, I recommend a bike road across 322nd Road, west of US-77. Rough riding aside, it’s still nice farm country. Continue reading

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The Right Formula

Doing a 35-mile bike ride without using a hydration formula proves to be a really bad idea! Like trying to endure life without relying on God’s strength… Continue reading

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Testing

Sometimes it’s not just the heat… or the humidity… that oppresses us. How do we prove our faith even in this? Continue reading

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Beyond Winter’s Testings

Even in the long harsh winter, God’s work continues in us; His fruit is born in all seasons. Continue reading

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January’s Passing

Even memory seems dulled
by the constant cold;
did the snows start in November
or was it even before that
this year? Continue reading

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Hang In, Hold On, and Let ‘er Rip, Tater Chip

For some short season of disappointment, some brief testing, we usually figure we can just grit our teeth for a spell, clench the core muscles and hang on for a bit. Continue reading

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Joy in the Mountains-Part II

The starter, not wanting to burden some fit, well-prepared young group, tells me, “Just find a team of three people your age and run with them.” Continue reading

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