Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

Brief thoughts. Big ideas.

The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part One I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… Some years back, my comedy act Mitch … Continue reading

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Verb or Noun?

Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A … Continue reading

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Dear God

Hey, it never hurts to ask. “When you bear one another’s burdens, you fulfill the law of Christ.” ~Galatians 6:2

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unexpected gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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Father’s Dud?

Tomorrow is Father’s Day in my country, and I realize not everyone has had the kind of warm, wise, loving daddykins they can wax sentimental over. If that’s a little too close for comfort, I pray you’ve reconciled with your … Continue reading

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Kids Explain the World

When my daughter Amanda was 4 1/2, she drew the above illustration of American pioneer life. Her sister Beth, age 3, asked her why the pioneer girl was crying and why there were spiders in the covered wagon. Mandy patiently … Continue reading

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Prayer-y Dog

“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him, all creatures here below.” “Let everything that has breath* praise the LORD. Hallelujah!” ~Psalm 150:6 *P.S. That includes us.

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