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The Little Library

Earlier this week, as I was studying some background material on the book of Mark, I went to the room that I call my library - a windowless room in the lower level that houses binders from all my classes ...

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Through the Bible…

Last spring, I had the pleasure of helping Kristin with her Soul Sisters church group of ladies. They were doing a devotional study and asked me to come in early each week and help to explain theological concepts and Bible ...

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Being Ruthful…

I happened to be reading an article on the origins of the word "ruthless" and found it interesting that the word means to be "without ruth..." I never thought that there was a word "ruth" other than a proper name ...

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A Full Heart…

I was speaking with a friend of mine several weeks ago when I heard words that I have not heard in many years - in fact, since I was a young child in the presence of my grandmother. She used ...

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Ashes to Ashes – Dust to Dust?

This week marks twenty two years since Mom died and we had her funeral prior to internment at a cemetery in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Twenty years before that, in 1978, we laid Dad to rest after a long ...

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Story Time!

I love to tell stories and one of my friends let me know that he thought this was one of my special gifts. For some reason, I seem to have a story for almost any occasion and I think I ...

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Paper Maps…

Earlier this year, Janet and I traveled to Florida to attend a destination wedding at DisneyWorld. Although we flew to Orlando, we decided to use paper maps to get the lay of the land and locate different places of interest ...

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Knowledge… and a Relationship!

I spent a number of years in seminary back in the first decade of this century. Janet and I felt compelled that I should go to school and, as many of you know, I attended a small conservative seminary where ...

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In Person is Better!

It's been several months that this country, and most of the world,  has been in quarantine. While it's true that some areas of the country have started to open up, we aren't fully back to normal and God only knows ...

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Remembering our Military…

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, 2020. In some circles, it is referred to as Decoration Day - and that is what my maternal grandmother used to call it. Back when I was a child, we would decorate our bicycles and ride ...

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