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Impressions of Easter

The meaning of Easter cannot be contained in a single image or quote, but perhaps the following impressions will serve as a source of contemplation. Of course, the only way to express the true spirit of Easter is to embody … Continue reading

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The Power of Slowing Down

Photo by Rosanne Jordan Thought for the Week I hate the fact that adverse experiences teach me more than easy-peasy-everything-pleasey ones do, but like it or not, it’s true. Yet I often fail to learn the lessons they offer, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass it On

Photo by GAIMARD Thought for the Week “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~Romans 12:2 A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children–physically, verbally, sexually. Other people may … Continue reading

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Self-Delusion

Photo by Ante Gudelj “Love, real love, is the ultimate antidote for self-delusion.” ~from The Wishing Map ♥

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Our Butterfly Effect

People tend to think of Matthew 6:33 as a promised reward for righteousness (or justice), and in a sense it is that. But it’s much more. It’s each of us playing our role in “resetting” this broken world, putting in … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Want to Be #1

That’s a pretty tabloidy title for a God-oriented guy like me. Maybe not quite up there with “Flying Saucer Lands on White House Lawn!” But the thing is, it’s true. God doesn’t want to be number one in our lives. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Father

Photo: Train from Sarajevo to Mostar (prg2sg.wordpress.com) It’s hard for me to believe he was born 93 years ago this month. But it’s even harder for me to believe that I’ve outlived my father by 25 years; I could end … Continue reading

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The Power of Forgiveness

Broken Stone, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand (photo by Victor Guntin) Theologian David Seamands once told my friend, retired pastor Jerry Kirk, that half the people in mental hospitals could leave if they learned to forgive themselves. “Yes,” Jerry … Continue reading

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Let it Flow!

There’s never been a better time to talk about healing. From civil strife and viral fear. From isolation. In the midst of a worldwide medical/social pandemic, we’re more alienated than ever from each other, and oddly enough from ourselves. Why? … Continue reading

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It Is To Laugh

Originally posted on Thoughts Along the Way:
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”?- Psalms 126.2 The heat…

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