Category Archives: General

Praying and Fasting for September 11th

It is 13 years this week since the illusion that Americans were safe from terrorism was shattered by the attacks on September 11, 2001. With new threats looming and conflicts in the Middle East continuing, I frequently think about (and … Continue reading

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Confession–More Than Good For the Soul

Sometime last night, my e-book, 7 Days to a Closer Relationship With God, became available for sale on Amazon. Here is a link to it if you are interested:* 7 Days to a Closer Relationship With God It took me … Continue reading

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Praying Together

What a week this has been! My daughter was at drama (day) camp, which she loves, and that gave me the first good chunk of time for writing that I have had since school ended 4 weeks ago. I am … Continue reading

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Appreciating Freedom

It’s July 4th, and before I go eat lots of food and watch fireworks, I’m taking a little time to think about the reason we celebrate July 4th. Independence Day. Because some men decided 238 years ago that British control … Continue reading

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Faith That Permeates

I was reflecting today on the fact that my faith, my love for God and His for me, permeates everything in my life. There’s a popular church song for kids that goes like this: “Deep and wide, deep and wide; There’s … Continue reading

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Prepared to Give an Answer

Teaching Bible to 10 and 11 year olds is at the same time scary and amazing. It is the last full week of school, and we had pretty much reached the end of our Bible curriculum (and their attention spans), … Continue reading

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The Soul of Music

Music has touched the souls of its listeners for as far back as anyone has been able to determine. It is at the center of so much that is meaningful and important to our lives. We choose songs carefully for … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Survive

Today I’m facing down a freight train in the form of my second part time job, which takes place seven times each year after high school kids take the SATs. For the last 10 years or so, I have been … Continue reading

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Meet Me Halfway, God

Did you ever ask someone to meet you halfway on something? I’m big on compromise. I won’t compromise my beliefs, but when I’m having a dispute with someone, I always try to look for a middle ground, a way both … Continue reading

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Some New Things

I’m considering how to offer more through this blog. More content. More value.  I’m going to start offering a brief “Deep Thought of the Day” on some of the days I don’t write a full post. I also want to … Continue reading

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