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    Finishing Is Hard

    Philippians 1:6 ~ And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (ESV) It’s finished.  Well…for

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    Moccasin Man

    Mowed the lawn in moccasins to make a point about January being different in the great and generous Northwest. My Daddy, frostbit, from chopping ice off the walk a few

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    Don’t Leech my Joy, bro

    I am convinced that if I should ever acquire my dream job, which would be coffee and chocolate taster for the Aloha Sugar-Caf Buzz Company in Maui, I would find

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    Moving and Bridge-Building

    Missionaries move a lot. Our three-year-old Giant tagged along as we traveled from place to place. To place. From his home in smalltown Poland to a missionary-house in South Carolina

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    Quotes for the New Year

    “We don’t know what tomorrow holds, but we know Who holds tomorrow.” Even when we have no idea what’s going on, there is Someone else who does. The start of a

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Finishing Is Hard

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Philippians 1:6 ~ And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (ESV) It’s finished.  Well…for the most part. Nine weeks and two days after the pipes burst (that’s 65 days folks – not that I’ve been counting or anything), the construction has been completed.  I’m

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Moccasin Man

Moccasin

Mowed the lawn in moccasins to make a point about January being different in the great and generous Northwest. My Daddy, frostbit, from chopping ice off the walk a few decades and states east of here, would marvel at anything so green close to his birthday. Late in life, we might just miss the things our children notice, like an

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Don’t Leech my Joy, bro

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I am convinced that if I should ever acquire my dream job, which would be coffee and chocolate taster for the Aloha Sugar-Caf Buzz Company in Maui, I would find myself surrounded by people who will inform me, hourly if necessary, of how much this job stinks. You know ‘em. I know ‘em. Joy Leeches. Of course, none of us

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Molasses in January

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“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27. What better point of reference is there to start a new year? Unfortunately most of us approach this hope as if we were funneling molasses in January. This is as good a time as any to turn that funnel vision around and blow a fresh wind through it like a trumpet!

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Changes

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January 6, 2015. A new week. A new month. A new year. The old calendar has been placed in the recycle bin. The new one sits on my desk waiting to be covered in ink and pencil. Change. Out with the old, in with the new. One of my favorite songs in the early 1970s was David Bowie’s, “Changes”. Ch-ch-ch-ch-

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When life isn’t fair

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Let’s face it, life isn’t fair. In fact, it can be downright cruel. My prayer journal is filled with requests that break my heart and challenge my hope. As followers of Christ, we know this life isn’t all there is and that we can expect troubles. Jesus Himself told us as much in John 16:33. But we also hope (and pray)

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