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Music

Have you ever known someone who didn’t like music? I’ve known one. It was said of my great uncle. Even as a child, I wondered what was wrong with him. Was there something defective about his ears? Now that I…

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Letters

After singing at a concert one evening, a person handed me a note of appreciation. It was so special that I kept it in my Bible for years. I would pull it out and read it when I needed a…

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Contentment

What does it mean to be content? Is that a desirable characteristic? If everyone were content with the way things are, there would never be new inventions, new experiences, new relationships, or any new things on the horizon. People who…

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Love

“I LOVE this cheese,” I almost said the other day. Then I caught myself, because I’m trying to learn to apply the word "love" to God and people, not things. I think we throw this word around too carelessly these…

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Eclipse

This is THE DAY! People are sitting in traffic jams, lining up in open fields, and donning their protective glasses as the countdown to the solar eclipse continues. So much hype over a few minutes of spectacular viewing! The media…

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Home?

Home? Where is that? Some people know the answer. They have lived in one location most of their lives. I admire them for their stability, but I fear they have missed out on a lot of adventures. You see, we…

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Questions

I like questions. They prompt a person to think. As a teacher, that has always been important to me. As a wife, though, I drive my husband crazy with all my “why” questions. But how else do we learn to…

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A Mystery

Life is a mystery. So is death. They each come to us as an unbidden part of existence. To experience life is to succumb to death. Those who are followers of Christ embrace His promise of eternal life after death.…

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Pulse

“If you have a pulse, God has a purpose.” That’s what Pastor Steve said to our group of seniors yesterday at our luncheon. That’s not just a pithy phrase. Not just a catchy alliteration. It’s a profound fact! It set…

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