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Praying for Summer Rain

What kind of man prays for summer rain and then resents the thunder? Continue reading

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Be Still and Know

Early morning sun backlighting spring maple trees and making the lawn sparkle… Ah, God is good! Continue reading

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Intentional Thoughts

A few days of warmer weather can make dull the memory of bitter nights. Rehearsing the good can cause the bad to fade away… Continue reading

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In Gratitude, Labor Day 2019

In this age where it seems so many worship war and wealth, let us remember and honor those whose labor provides us with our food, our clothes, our shelter… and just about everything else that we have. Continue reading

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A Mighty Fine Morning

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of July, sitting in a string of triple digit heat index warnings, and it’s only sixty-two degrees this morning! Time to sit on the porch and drink coffee!! Continue reading

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An Old Farmer Takes Stock of Loss

Any time when we have the opportunity to help someone else is a time for sowing good seed, whether in tragedy or just the usual. Continue reading

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Praise Beyond the Day

Even as the rising sun gives light to a new day, you have given me hope, O, Lord. Continue reading

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Warning: Contents Under Pressure

Tending a beehive does have its risks but at least there’s the likelihood of a good payoff. Tending a cesspool? Not so much… Continue reading

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A Good Start to a Great Day

I think waking up with a deliberate attitude of gratitude is even better than Folgers in your cup. Or even Starbucks… Continue reading

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Blessed & Afflicted

Caring and devoted friends sure make a radical difference in helping us manage our afflictions… especially when we happen to be married to one of them! Continue reading

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