It works in the background

Most of us are driven. There’s so much to get done and so little time to apply toward cutting down our never-ending lists. We’re all different when it comes to a sense of duty – some of us are strongly motivated to please our superiors and friends. Others are less driven. But wherever you fall […]

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Be gentle

I bought a Parker pen in the 1970s. At the time, the orange, black and gold version of that pen was the most popular product Parker sold. The design echoes their Doufold fountain pen of the 1920s. And that in turn is very similar to older pens that were common way before that. I rediscovered […]

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A new year

As we start this new year, let’s begin with hope. Hope that’s fueled by prayer. My grandmother believed in prayer. She had eight children – that would be enough to drive almost anyone to prayer. When your resources are stretched, you have to look outside yourself for help. Her third-born son was named Paul. (My […]

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Giving away a treasure

From Paul: An important part of Advent is giving. True, we are hit on all sides by, “It’s the season to give!” The Salvation Army is outside my neighborhood supermarket. My email and snailmail inboxes are barraged with requests for Christmas gifts – which can be appropriate and good. But what about giving outside your […]

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Cling to the Rock

What a week. What a year! In the midst of massive changes to our world and so much that’s out of our hands, there is one solid thing we can do – trust in God. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. […]

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