Category Archives: Faith, Family, and Culture

A Treasure Unclaimed

A close friend of mine made a startling discovery recently. During a project to clean up some old personal records and outdated documents, she found an envelope that contained a Certificate of Deposit worth several thousand dollars that she had … Continue reading

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A Circus Comes to Town

I went to a circus once. The traveling extravaganza brought their big tent to our small town of about 2,500 and afforded me several priceless first-time experiences, like animals I had never seen. Our little family farm had been home … Continue reading

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Emojis Don’t Say It All

Have you noticed how our language seems to be devolving into a pictographic system? Our native language is being reduced to a rapidly expanding collection of symbols that are morphing into a unique language all its own. Signs at busy … Continue reading

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Jesus ~ Vs. Our Five Basic Fears

There were two diving boards on the platform of our county’s only public “swimming hole,” a place I only got to visit two or three times a year. At the relentless urging of a couple of my friends, I found … Continue reading

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Putting the Brakes on Poetic License

I love Christian music. Well… perhaps I should rephrase that. I love most Christian music. Music that extols and celebrates the grace and truth that Jesus personified generates gratitude and praise, but there are challenges involved in translating the Word … Continue reading

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Freedom ~ A Living Word, Especially When Spoken with a Dying Breath

When the William Wallace character in the movie, Braveheart, was about to be executed, his heart reached out to gather once again all the love it had for his native land and its people. Then he filled his tortured lungs … Continue reading

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