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Blue Moon… Or Not?

I happened to stop by one of those large box stores today, on a mission to find a tripod. Not so that I could take pictures, but the tripod that I use for my telescope has worn out and I ...

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Team Jesus…

The divisions in our country continue to get worse and there is more polarity today than at any time in my life. Likewise, there are more divisions in the church than I have ever seen and I am reminded of ...

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Onward and Downward…

Thankfully, I have overcome several personal obstacles in my life. Admittedly, it hasn't been easy at times - I have been successful more times than not, but there is always room for improvement. So, I'm going back to being disciplined ...

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Eight on the Eighth!

I'm pretty good about remembering birthdays and sending greetings on FaceBook and other social media platforms. But I confess that today was a busy day - I know more people with birthdays on today's date, August 8th, than any other ...

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A Century Ago…

Earlier this week, Tuesday, August 2nd, was my father-in-law's 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he wasn't still here on earth to celebrate it - he passed away eight years ago this summer - in 2013. It seems like yesterday that we were ...

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The Ebeneezer…

Today, in church, we sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," an old Christian hymn, now in the public domain but originally written by Robert Robertson. He was 22 at the time he wrote the hymn back in 1757. A ...

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Summer Break…

It's coming up on that in-between time of summer. July is almost behind us and everybody seems anxious to get on with Fall. I'm not quite there yet. We still have the entire month of August in front of us ...

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Family Values…

The last several weeks, in particular, have been filled with family members who have had to make decisions about how they are going to deal with certain life circumstances. As our children and grandchildren get older, and more resolute in ...

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Into the Cosmos… Again!

On July 11th, Sir Richard Branson, a billionaire owner of multiple businesses, took part in the first fully crewed manned flight of his Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two. In fact, Sir Richard was astronaut number one on the flight and he, ...

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A Protected Class…

As you may recall, I wrote last week that our youngest child, Andrew, turned 40 on July 13th. I remember when I turned 40, 28 years ago, and the party that Janet threw for me to mark the occasion. Friends ...

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