Monthly Archives: February 2020

Happy Birthday, Clyde!

This is my friend Clyde. He was born on February 29th. He’s 23 years old today. Happy birthday, Clyde! And to everyone else, Happy Leap Day!

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O 2 B a Child

There’s a sentimental notion that children are better storytellers than adults. They aren’t. They’re better believers. Adults tell stories, but children live them. Because they understand what we’ve forgotten: that the things we imagine are just as real as the … Continue reading

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Always Look Before You…

My daughter Beth had finally reached the stage where she was ready to use the potty-training seat all by herself! (It’s OK, I’ll wait while you applaud.) Squeak, click, went the bathroom door. A moment later, there was a blood-curdling … Continue reading

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I Want to Know Him

Is Jesus still on the cross? Yes. No. Both. Read on. Ash Wednesday begins the traditional season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter (Lent literally means “Forty”). So what? “Old, dead tradition stuff.” That was my summation … Continue reading

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Procrasti-Nation

Well, it’s Tuesday. Guess I better get started on that work I was gonna finish “by Monday at the latest.” “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is … Continue reading

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Laying a New Foundation for Your Life

Connecting With God I wrote previously about rebuilding the “house” of my spiritual life. It’s my hope this example will inspire you to lay your own foundation, whether with these verses or others. The foundation is the least visible part … Continue reading

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The Cross as a Way of Life

To die to self, to keep the old nature nailed to the cross, is such a battle, isn’t it? And yet in the end it turns out to be not just any battle but the battle. If we win this … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

  Some burning questions you may never have thought to ask: (most found anonymously) How did evolution begin? Science: If you melted dry ice in a pool, could you swim in it without getting wet? What happens if you turn … Continue reading

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The Lives of Trees

Of all the flora upon the earth, none seem quite so human as trees. Endlessly varied, not only by species, but individually, they strive to find nourishment, to grow and produce offspring. They struggle to weather the storms of life, … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: A Cure for Writer’s Block

One possible cure. Preferable cure below. There are two definitions for block: 1) an obstacle to be avoided; 2) a material to be used (as in construction). The cure for Writers Block (and its evil twin, Trouble Getting Started) is … Continue reading

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