Wait & Follow

At mid-life, it’s sometimes hard for me to think about future plans and goals. I feel like I should be in the midst of realizing the plans and goals set in my youth, not creating new ones. Then I read again about […]

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Horror Vacui

Nature Abhors a Vacuum A Greek phrase for “fear of the empty,” horror vacui is found in every area of life and gets at the idea that an empty space does not remain so for long. Simply said, empty spaces get filled. […]

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Focus on Others

As I reflect on the successes and failures in my relationships, I understand how focus determines reality within them. When I sought (i.e., focused on) getting my own needs met, no lasting progress was made. But when I purposed to meet needs […]

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Act Your Age

Reflecting on Aging Age is just a number. You’re only as old as you think. We’ve all heard these or similar sayings. I think I get the sentiment they express – age shouldn’t hold you back from being, accomplishing, and doing. At […]

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Forget, Look Forward & Receive

A negative mental habit that is often a struggle for me is ruminating. My thoughts  often dwell too long on what has happened. In other words, I play events over and over in my mind and relive the emotions and regret over […]

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Be Persistent

What is persistence? Persistence In the Bible The Bible talks a lot about persistence, especially about being persistent with God. One of the more well-known instances even often has “persistence” as a heading. The Parable of the Persistent Widow “Then Jesus told […]

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Perfect Peace

That’s it! That’s what I want. Perfect peace. Don’t you? Our ideas of what perfect peace might look like probably differ. The way to obtain that peace, though, is the same for everyone. “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust […]

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Be Persistent

Every spring, birds try to build nests in the nooks and crannies of our log home. In particular, they like the front and back porches. We’d prefer they not built their nests there. Droppings and dive bombs and all that, not to […]

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Lessons from Joseph

What lessons can we learn from Joseph? Not the Joseph with the colorful coat, jealous brothers, and string of bad luck, though there are many lessons we can learn from him as well. The Joseph who was Jesus’ step-father. We don’t know […]

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A Fresh Look at Psalm 23

Before reading this post, please read through Psalm 23. Interaction with Psalm 23 Most people, both Christians and non-Christians, are familiar with Psalm 23 since we’ve all likely heard it a funeral. I like to interact with the Psalm outside of funerals […]

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