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tough sledding

While we were on vacation in Alaska, our family visited the kennels that house Denali’s sled dogs. There we got to observe and learn about these amazing animals that help park rangers patrol the vast wilderness of Mount... read more »

should i?

Scene 1: David hears that Keilah is under attack. David: “Should I help the people in Keilah?” God: “Yes, go and help them.” David: “Are you sure? It may cost us our lives.” God: “Yes, go.” Narrator: So David... read more »

each and every day

On March 31, 1979, Jamie Livingston took out his Polaroid camera and took a photo. He continued snapping at least one shot a day until the day he died, October 25, 1997. There are pictures of friends and dinners and quaint... read more »


Frankie Valli is known for a song back in the 1960’s titled “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Remember? Can you hear his whining cry, “yii, yii, yii?” If you’re too young, you might not know this one. You can check it out... read more »


The bold print in a local news story caught my eye: “Increase in suicide rates in Singapore, male suicides double that of female.” The report goes on to say, “According to some psychiatrists, the higher number of... read more »


Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked, “Is it so bad to be misunderstood?” He went on to point out, “Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure... read more »

pit dwelling

I have been a pit dweller on several occasions and know the only hope and rope has been our Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes I don’t notice when others are in a pit. How about you? We seem to get so busy “doing” church... read more »

today #6

Today . . . Lord, I give You the secret place of my heart. That place where I hold the things that have been done to me, and the things that I have done  that I’ve never told anyone about, I give them all to You. I give... read more »

today #21

Today . . . Discouragement is no longer my friend, Fear, no longer my bedmate, Doubt no longer food for thought, Worry no longer my heart’s desire. Instead of giving in, (crumbling from the pressures of Life) I will... read more »


Mark 11:23-24: “I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell... read more »
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