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Behold Your Mother…

By now, everyone in the country knows that today is Mother's Day. There have been all kinds of celebrations - from the giving of cards to gifts to meals to family gatherings. On Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms, ...

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Old Friends…

With my inevitable move toward retirement, I find that I have more time to do the things that I enjoy rather than having to dedicate so much of the day to work. But don't get me wrong - I don't ...

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Freedom 7…

In was on this day, May 5th, back in 1961 that the United States successfully launched its first manned space mission with Alan Shepherd at the controls. It had been a long time coming. After all, Russia had jumped out ...

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Fear on May 2nd…

Forty years ago today, I had my tonsils out under a local anesthetic at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. I had been suffering from severe throat infections and had been treated with penicillin for many months. Finally, it ...

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Sym – Pathos

When I was in seminary Greek classes, I learned more about theology than in almost any other courses that I took. That's because the words are so much more meaningful than what we consider in the English translations - in ...

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A Thorn in My Flesh…

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, April 23rd, I celebrated my first anniversary since I ruptured my right quad tendon while I was on a business trip southwest of Chicago. My brother, Doug, and I were helping our youngest brother, Ken, ...

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Easter is the Difference!

Today we celebrate Easter, the resurrection of Jesus and the Good News that He died for all our sins - and then rose again. We have all heard the story of the final week of His life. The triumphant entry ...

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Fire!

You may have already guessed that tonight's post is about the horrific fire that almost destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this week. This iconic building was constructed over a period of approximately two hundred years and parts of ...

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Crowned on the Cross…

We celebrated Palm Sunday today - which begins the final week of the earthly life of Jesus as He entered Jerusalem on a donkey. The palm branches were laid down in His path and people waved as He passed by. ...

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No Smoking in the Bathroom…

As you know from my last post, Janet and I recently went on a trip to the deep South with our eldest daughter, Kristin, and her oldest son, Connor. We were gone six days and it certainly brought back memories ...

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