Winter

 The further north you get, the shorter the days are. You know that. I’m in a suburb of Denver, and the sunset was at 4:38 pm today. My son lives in Corvallis, Oregon – about 300 miles further north. His sunset was a mere two minutes earlier than mine, but the damp fog there makes […]

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God is so creative

God’s creativity amazes me! Oliver Kitty is about four years old. He is such a quirky cat. When he comes in from outside, he lets out a very short purr. It’s almost as if he’s saying, “Hello!” At night, he loves to hang out in our bedroom while we watch TV – until he gets […]

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You may never see it

Some of us attempt to do things to please Jesus. We try to obey His teachings. But often, our efforts seem to fall flat. Our view is mostly short – simply because we can’t see into the future. God sometimes honors our actions in ways we may see right away, a long way down the […]

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Following is highly underrated

Hidden under the straps of my bicycling shoes is a little saying that I strongly disagree with – “always lead, never follow.” That’s wrong on so many levels. Sure, if you’re a bicycle racer, like someone in the Tour de France, that does apply to you. But the reality of life is a small group […]

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When useless needless things happen

Since Jon has been discussing difficult life events in his new book, This Is Hard: What I Say When Loved Ones Die, I thought I’d share about a hard thing that happened – very minor compared to losing a loved one but still challenging to deal with. One of our sons is staying with us […]

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