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Trees…

I have been in the middle of stories about trees for the past month or so. To start with, we have a Maple tree in our front yard that has struggled since we moved in 5-1/2 years ago. Somewhere along ...

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The Deity of Christ…

It was on this day, August 25th, in the year 325 A.D., that the Council of Nicea concluded its meetings and came to a determination about the deity of Christ. Now I know that sounds a little crazy. Who are ...

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Becoming One…

Saturday, Janet and I celebrate another milestone - 46 years of marriage. We are closing in the magic "50" but we aren't quite there yet. God willing, we will get there in several years... and then keep going for many, ...

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First Harvest…

One lonely tomato... yep, that's what it was... one lonely tomato. And after all the hard work of the summer. I have to admit that it was frustrating on one hand - yet intensely gratifying on the other hand. At ...

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Birthdays, Anniversaries and More Birthdays…

It's the middle of August and my youngest brother's birthday is tomorrow. Ken will turn 59 and is seven years younger than I am. Doug is between us in age and will turn 65 on November 4th of this year. ...

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Getting Fed…

For almost twenty years, Janet and I have attended the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) that is broadcast from Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, IL and simulcast to hundreds of sites across the country. This phenomenal program generally occurs the ...

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I Love You From My Head TOMATOES…

Get it? How about, "My heart BEETS for you..."? If you guessed that these are signs in a vegetable garden, you are correct! I couldn't help but chuckle yesterday as I walked through a large garden that has been planted ...

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A New Year, in August…?

Almost all of us have come to think of the new year as starting on January 1st. After all, there is New Year's Eve the night before, the famous ball drop in Times Square, the Rose Bowl Parade, football games, ...

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What, No Mercy?

This summer, our Bible study group has been working through Paul's pastoral epistles - the three letters that were written by Paul to his young pastor friends Timothy and Titus. Other than the letter to Philemon, who was a personal ...

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Back on the Lake…

Until the home that we are in, Janet and I have never lived on a lake. To be perfectly blunt about it, one could argue that the body of water we live on now is a large pond - about ...

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