Category Archives: Insights

The Devil’s Hiring ~ But His Paychecks Always Bounce

Focusing on the value of work and celebrating its role in maintaining the health, welfare, and economic stability of our country is a good thing. Researchers tell us that average Americans (that’s probably not you, of course, since our readers … Continue reading

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Unleashing Expectations

My brother invested most of his adult life serving the Lord in some aspect of Christian ministry. Reflecting on the things that characterized his life, I asked him once what principles he found most helpful in managing his relationships with … Continue reading

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“Workouts” ~ Vital for Spiritual Fitness, Too

There was at least one occasion in my life when every physical fitness goal I had was finally achieved. I recall smiling with satisfaction and glowing confidence as the mirror reflected what faithful adherence to a demanding exercise regimen can … Continue reading

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Weaponizing the Dictionary

Words present a unique and challenging paradox. While they are sometimes profound in their strength, at other times, when called upon to express something deeply moving, they feel woefully impotent. In some cases, words are vitally important, while in others, … Continue reading

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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 During a project to clean up some old personal records and outdated documents, she found an envelope that contained a Certificate of Deposit worth several thousand dollars that she had … Continue reading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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