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Don’t Shoot my Dog!

Throughout the years, Janet and I have had many dogs, and cats, as pets. We picked out our first two dogs several weeks after we were married back in August, 1973 and, with the exception of several months, have not ...

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The Wall…

This evening I was thinking about all the talk around building the "Wall" along our southern border to stop, or at least greatly reduce, the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States. This initiative has become a hot button ...

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Grapes and Red Underwear…

New Year's Eve 2018 has come and gone, as has new Year's Day 2019. Like many Americans, we watched the various programs, such as Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. In all honesty, I found all the ...

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Coram Deo

For many people, this season of Christmastide can be lonely. Older folks in nursing homes, the unemployed and even those people who have great families can struggle with the inevitable feeling of being alone. Sometimes, the separation is intentional as ...

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Comfort and Joy…

Several weeks ago, I subscribed to the Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) Christmas devotional that provides twenty five messages starting December 1 and going through Christmas Day. It is written by the various staff and professors of that wonderful institution and ...

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Tradition…

More and more families these days have dispensed with traditions and are doing what is convenient as opposed to what binds us to our past. Thanksgiving is certainly one of those days, perhaps the most important one other than Christmas, ...

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Mercy and Grace…

I had a really interesting question from our niece yesterday. During her weekly Bible study, her group got into a discussion about the difference between grace and mercy. Frankly, I thought it would be a topic of general interest and ...

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Still on the Throne…

Let's face it. The last several months have been tough politically. It doesn't make any difference which party you belong to, as tempers have been flaring and civility has pretty much gone out the window. Although things have been more ...

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Please…and Thank You!

It started out like any other day at the Kroger deli counter. Janet and I were standing in line, waiting our turn to be served, and the lady to my right was next in line. When asked what she wanted, ...

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Let There Be Light…

Janet and I were out walking our dog, Hank, earlier this week and noticed an odd solar powered landscape light stuck in the ground at the corner of our block. It happened to be right next to the post that ...

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