Category Archives: Devotional

Blind Allegiance ~ Trust with a Nasty Twist (Part II, Follow the Leader Series)

In the Disney movie, Aladdin, there’s a scene early in the film in which Aladdin and his new-found friend, who’s really a Princess in disguise, are catching their breath and enjoying what was becoming a romantic moment in Aladdin’s quarters. … Continue reading

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When ‘Follow the Leader’ Takes an Absurd Twist – Series, Part I

It occurs to me that 2020 has provided us with an unprecedented number of opportunities to apply the term, “unprecedented.” That may be an impressive achievement, but it isn’t particularly encouraging, since the term seems to be most often applied … Continue reading

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On Stage at “The Improv”

When I first heard about someone buying tickets to go see something they referred to as “The Improv”, I had no idea what they were talking about. Turns out they were going to what was basically a comedy show. Apparently, … Continue reading

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A Living Memorial ~ Or Just Another Pile of Rocks?

No hot summer day, not even Virginia’s notorious ‘dog days’ of August, was ever able to coerce my grandpa into wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Long-sleeved shirts were a trademark of his, as was his ever-present hat and that little half-smile … Continue reading

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Revisiting Turning the Tables on Phoebe ~ for Mother’s Day

In these days of pandemic paralysis, nothing seems to be “usual” anymore, including the way we celebrate the most important women in our lives on Mother’s Day. So in light of that, we’re revisiting an article we published earlier that … Continue reading

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Another Look at Kindness ~ A Virtue Worth Reviving

Some time ago I wrote about an event that I found intriguing. It was a simple matter of my wife going out of her way on a busy day to turn aside and offer help to a woman sitting in … Continue reading

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