Kitty under the blanket

One recent afternoon, I heard our little kitty meowing. I spent a good five minutes looking for him. Finally, I discovered he was under a blanket in a bedroom. He’s strong enough to get out from under that lightweight blanket, but he just couldn’t find his way. So I gladly and quickly lifted the corner […]

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Forgetting the solution

Getting bogged down in the grind if daily life is so easy. The stresses of doing our best at work, maintaining healthy relationships, paying the bills, being a better partner, figuring out how to help out a friend in crisis or sometimes just having the energy to keep swimming in the stream of life are […]

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Don’t listen

“In 2016, the average person bought 60 percent more items of clothing and kept them for about half as long as 15 years prior..” That quote is from a magazine/catalog published by a high-end outdoor clothing company. Ironically, after reading that article, I read further and actually pondered buying a new recycled-fabric soft-sided suitcase. The […]

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lightning

Distant gentle thunder

Summer evening. Low rumbles of thunder reverberate across the dark night skies. Flashes of lightning cross the horizon every minute or two. Yet there’s no rain. I’m reminded of how God works in our lives. He’s very powerful. He works continually, often in the background. He loves to remind us of His presence if we’ll […]

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God’s efficiency

God is not efficient – at least in human terms. Flowers are delicately and sometimes flamboyantly beautiful. God lavished His creative powers on these very ephemeral plants (Matthew 6:28-30). It’s like Monet spending weeks on a painting, knowing that the canvas would degrade the day he finished. A shepherd lost one of his hundred sheep. […]

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