Monthly Archives: July 2012

Boring

We hear it so much these days, especially from our children. Watch the posts of our young people and eventually you’ll see it. Their two most used, descriptive, words of choice are I’m bored. I’ve seen friends use them; I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s Personal

“I guess I shouldn’t be crying this long after he passed,” the old woman sobbed, “but I’m completely lost.  My Johnny took care of everything.  I don’t even know how to write a check.  He came to my daddy’s house … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Know How to Pray

It happens to all of us. No matter who you are, how “anointed” you are, what your station in life is. From time to time you feel such sadness and despair, you have such a need to pray, but you … Continue reading

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Temptation

Temptation comes to us all. How we handle temptation will determine our standing before God. The following Jewish folktale taken from William Bennett’s, The Book of Virtues, reminds us that faith is often the path to other virtues – in … Continue reading

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Warrior

Freedom comes with a great price. The Vietnam War was fought to bring freedom to the South Vietnamese people who would have been destined to live under communist rule had it not been for US involvement. The cost of the … Continue reading

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Infected

The grand old house had obviously been neglected for years. Overgrown vines and bushes obscured the windows, giving it an eerie, uninviting feel. I climbed the steps and lightly knocked on the door; half-hoping no one answered. From somewhere inside … Continue reading

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A Minute Sooner…

It was about 8:00 o’clock one week night 7-8 years ago. My friend, who lived in the same subdivision that I did, had stopped by to visit on the way to the grocery store. As single women, it wasn’t uncommon … Continue reading

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What Lies Dormant

I had thought it would last a while. The cultivation of our garden along with the heat seemed to be holding things to a standstill. There were few weeds, and little grass. “Made in the shade,” or so I thought. … Continue reading

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Out Of The Ashes

For weeks my husband had been worried.  An arsonist was on a burning spree in our town and had already torched more than a dozen structures and cars; even a school bus. He was concerned our grocery store would be … Continue reading

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Indian Givers

Remember when you were young how there was always that one kid that would give you something to play with, or promise you could have something, only to take it back when it was obvious you were enjoying it? A … Continue reading

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