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I don’t even think twice about looking out the front windshield when I am driving; it is the way I learned to drive! What is in front of me is far more important than what is behind me when I am heading down the highway! The rear view mirror is smaller and is designed that […]

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So the Toyota is done. After 230000 miles, many trips and oil changes, moves and soccer tournaments, it can no longer pass smog. It has served our family well. I prayed that it would get Clayton through college and it did! I will miss it but I am so glad to not have to worry […]

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A place does not matter any more than the value we give it. There are many amazing places around the world, but the ones I love best are the ones with memories and relationships attached. Similarly, we can worship anywhere and we are called to worship the Lord daily (Rom. 12:2); and yet the places […]

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Sure Pastor is a title. So is doctor. So is Shepherd. So is Mrs. So is wife or husband or president.  Taking away the title does not change the reality of the role. Conversely, assuming a title that is not earned or bestowed does not make it a reality either. Perhaps titles are confusing or […]

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Tomorrow (in one minute from when this will post) I turn 59!  The last year in my 50’s.  I figured turning the same age as the year you were born was some kind of thing and so I looked it up!  It is called a Platinum year or a Bedian year (named after some NY […]

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Weird!

When we were dating, our common friends would remark that we certainly belonged together since we are both weird.  Not sure if that word has new or negative connotations but at the time it certainly was accurate!  So much so, that 35 years later the child of one of our former students texted me to […]

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Who am I?

I know I wear a variety of hats in my life.  Most of them give me hat head so that I don’t want to take them off.  Nevertheless, I need to be ready to switch roles and I have put some hats on a shelf (pastor) or thrown them out (wife). Often at work I […]

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So I know that I am getting older. No matter how I try to disguise it or ignore it, it is a real thing. There are things about getting older that are good, but this one thing is not. I went to my doctor this week to have her check some spots on my skin, […]

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I love beach glass.  I remember hunting for it with my Uncle John along the beaches in New England.  Whenever we found a piece we felt like we had found a treasure, especially if it was a color we had not seen in a while. While people avoid broken glass because of its sharp edges, […]

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Counting to 10 using the Earth 1 earth – only 1 2 poles – only 2  (north & south) // 2 tropics  – Cancer & Capricorn 3 climate zones – only 3 (Polar. Temperate. Tropical) 4 hemispheres and 4 winds – only 4 5 oceans – only 5. (Arctic, Southern, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian) 6  atmospheric […]

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