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WE HAVE A CHOICE

We never seem to outgrow fear.  It’s an emotion that carries with it the scars of a lifetime.  It’s something that grows with the years.  Add our prejudices, anger, our negativity and our selfishness to it and we have a … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES YOUR STRENGTH COME FROM?

It’s summertime here in Minnesota.  Fish are jumping and the corn will be knee high by the fourth of July.  Folks are venturing out of their cocoons as restrictions are slowly lifted – some with the frenzy of anxiety driving … Continue reading

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I’M BACK

I’ve been gone for three weeks now. I was on a vacation of sorts.  I think we all need a time out once in a while to regroup – to restore – to regenerate.  In that time, I’ve been sorting … Continue reading

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LORD IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER

Dear, Lord, Another week has passed in this time of the unknown.  Every day brings a new challenge.  Each problem seems to create more problems and the systemic pain seems to cause more and more destruction to the entire body … Continue reading

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DON’T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW . . .

Each day is a blessing.  We’ve made it through another night.  Our hearts are beating and breath fills our lungs.  We’re not dead yet. There are times when I wish that my life would end.  I’m the age where many … Continue reading

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WHERE IS GOD?

There is so much to be thankful for in a world that seems to have run amok. We wonder where God is in all this, but can’t seem to put our finger on Him.  We know His promises are always … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME – UPRISING

The climate was right.  Summer heat had overtaken the city.  It was a holiday – a day of remembrance for those who had died defending their fellow man. In one part of the city, a white man, hired to serve … Continue reading

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SORTING THROUGH THE ASHES

Way back in time, we were introduced to televised news. The invention brought us closer to events that shocked, disturbed and incited many.  As years passed, we became used to this means of communication.  We relied on it to predict … Continue reading

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SUNDAY PRAYER

Dear, God, This has been quite a week.  As restrictions began to loosen, there was a new sense of freedom.  The fear of contracting a disease had somewhat lessened, but still we were unsure about many things. On Monday, a … Continue reading

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HEAVEN IS MY HOME

For most of us the year 2020 should be eliminated from the historical calendar.  What should’ve been another year of prosperity and growth has been tampered with by science, the political realm, the local scene, violence, anger, hatred and all … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME . . .

A tale of many cities had forged its way through the land, forcing those in its path to hide away for a while – to rest securely in the comfort of their dwellings – to abandon the places which once … Continue reading

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HEROES DON’T KNOW THEY’RE HEROES

A true hero doesn’t need to be recognized for his acts of courage.  The act is enough.  The field of battle has changed over the years.  The enemies have come in all sizes and shapes.  Some of those enemies have … Continue reading

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THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

In the past few months we’ve been socially distanced from our churches.  Not only are we not permitted to worship together in one place, but we’ve not been able to partake of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, because of … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Dear, Lord, Some days I feel like I can do all things through your bounty and grace.  There are also days when I feel overloaded with worry.  I think a lot about those I love – family, dear friends, those … Continue reading

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LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

I love technology.  I hate technology.  I can’t live without it. I want to live without it.  It’s a conundrum of magnificent proportions to those of us who grew up with 10″ television screens and 45 rpm records.  However, I’m … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

One of the many photo ops on social media is to post a picture from your past on Thursdays. Maybe the photo is from a time before you knew them and you wouldn’t recognize that person in a million years. … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME …

For many years the land was full of plenty.  The people grew accustomed to having much of what they needed and many had more than they could handle.  There were still those who lived on the streets – who filled … Continue reading

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THE SKY ISN’T FALLING

When I was a kid, it was always fun to hear a story right before going to bed.  I think some of them were meant to scare us to pieces, while others had some kind of moral.  We heard from … Continue reading

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WHO ARE WE?

Someone once said, “Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.” Change can be good; it can drive us crazy; it can be difficult, but it will happen to everyone. When something disrupts our comfort zone it can really … Continue reading

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A NEW KIND OF GRADUATION

“Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. … We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The graduating class of … Continue reading

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