Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rotten Fruit

I drove into the unfamiliar neighborhood and located the number of the house I was looking for.  Dilapidated and badly in need of paint, the house was bleak and uninviting but I climbed the steps of the rickety porch and … Continue reading

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Life’s Short

It’s really been driven home to me lately just how fragile life is and how short our time here on earth is. One of my dear friends is dying of cancer; another relative has colon cancer; and just Saturday my … Continue reading

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Come Out From the World

1 John 1:9 tells us If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  The cleansing is to be from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit … Continue reading

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Well Water

It was so different being from the city, to have to spend vacation at the home place where my dad grew up. There were no street lights anywhere and the nearest pavement was a major highway about three or four … Continue reading

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The Wretched Human Condition

Filth!  There is simply no other way to describe the condition of the house.  The stench was overwhelming when I stepped into the living room and I instinctively wanted to cover my nose but resisted the urge.  The lady of … Continue reading

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Loneliness

The man walks the aisles, only occasionally selecting something from the shelf. Often he ends up putting the item back, only vaguely aware that he selected it in the first place.  He’s in one of the many 24-hour markets strewn … Continue reading

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Press On

I know it might be a strange comparison to you, but while I was cleaning guns yesterday, I thought about Philippians 3:12-14 where Paul saw himself as a runner in a race, giving all his strength and pressing on in … Continue reading

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Walking in the Fast Lane

I’m a western movie buff. I’ll pick a John Wayne or Tom Selleck shoot ‘em up western over the latest, hottest, computer generated releases any day. That’s a no brainer to me. A few years ago Tom Selleck played the … Continue reading

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Groping In The Darkness

The summer I was 16 my family travelled cross-country to Washington State to visit my dad’s family.  On the return trip we came through New Mexico and my parents decided to treat us kids to a tour of Carlsbad Caverns.  … Continue reading

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The Best Is Yet To Come!

I can remember when my parents finally retired from work. Mom and I were out shopping and she mentioned that she no longer could buy just anything she wanted, as she’d done all my adult life. My parents were by … Continue reading

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