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Archive for September, 2016

Amazing Finish!

Check out this link to an amazing win for the Eagles against Master’s College in overtime!! It was a very happy game since I spent it with the Tutens!  

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Humans are forgetful, whether it is because we repress the truth to create an alternate reality, avoid emotional triggers or are just too busy.  It is interesting to consider what we forget and what we remember.  Whatever the reason we are forgetful: Forgetful of God’s provision, God’s blessings, God’s answers to prayer. Ps 103:2 says […]

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Life as Thank You #42

Dear Carl/Son, I am so thankful that you are in my life.  This year I am taking the time to write old fashioned thank you notes to the people that I am most grateful for. I won’t be able to express it well but I want you to know that it meant the world to Jim […]

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Vin Scully Day

Last night I watched the celebration of the 67 year career of Vin Scully.  Amazing! He definitely is the voice in my head when I am at a ball game; he could make the great word pictures and where ever I was I was instantly transported to the ballpark as I listened to Vin call […]

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What I did not buy at Target

Sometimes weird things make me ruminate on information perhaps more than I should.  I was at Target when a man came up and wanted to to talk religion with me.  It turns out that he wanted me to buy into his weird cult (World Mission Society Church of God) that believes that there are 2 gods […]

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Life as Thank You #41

Dear Kathy, I am writing old school thank you notes this year to increase my gratitude and let people know how much I value them.  In honor of your birthday today, I thought I would tell you how thankful I am for you.  I am grateful for your intentionality and faithfulness in relationships.   I […]

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I am a parent. I want my kids to be happy. I want them to be healthy. I want their needs met. I pray for them to make good decisions and good relationships. What I wrestle with is helping them pursue holiness over their “happiness”, their comfort and well-being.  (And actually their well-being is ultimately […]

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No rest for the Lazy

My dad and I were having a fun discussion the other day during the halftime of Clayton’s soccer game.  The clock on the Scoreboard was clicking the time down backward and we started talking about time travel and eternity.  Understand that my dad is the second smartest person I know; my mom is first. Even […]

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Life as Thank You #40

Dear Lorie, There are very few people who have the amazing blessing to have been friends since birth!  You have shaped my life in more ways than I say.  I am writing old school notes each week to let people know how grateful I am for their place in my life.  In honor of your birthday […]

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My prayer struggle

Prayers of a doubting Thomasina At one time in my life I really believed in the power of prayer. I am not saying that I no longer believe in it but I am much more cautious about what I pray for and I often struggle to believe that God is not capricious in his answers […]

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