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Desperate Psalms

“The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.” That proclamation of comfort and assurance from Psalm 23 is probably the most familiar verse of scripture from any of the 150 Psalms. Much less quoted are the Psalms of lament that cry out … “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long […]
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When Progress Seems Slow

Atlanta is currently bustling with business growth and the new construction that usually accompanies. Seems like just about everywhere you look, there’s a building project underway, and since ‘a rising tide floats all ships’,  that’s the case in the suburbs as well. For example, about a month ago, Clif and I were traveling one of […]
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Seasoned for Service

My youngest daughter turned 17 this week. Admittedly we may have gone a little over the top by stuffing her room with 650 balloons for a surprise welcome home, but after the silliness and laughs passed, we eventually got down to the ‘serious’ business of opening her presents. Surprisingly, it turned out that her favorite […]
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Persevering to Maturity

There are days that just seem hard to put one foot in front of the other. Like today… the end of the third stanza of the Migraine Waltz. Thankfully the drumbeat of this particular version isn’t as bad as some that roll over me with ferocity. But still the ‘music’ plays with a persistent drone […]
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Sands of Time

My oldest son, Ryan, just entered his second month of his overseas internship in Italy, apprenticing under three highly skilled master blacksmiths. He spent his first month in a small town south of Bologna with a renowned iron-working artist. Before finishing his Italian adventure in Rome next month, he’ll be staying a couple more weeks […]
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How to reach the unreached – Lessons from what Jesus did

Luke 5 is a powerhouse of truth and wisdom that every Christian involved in ministry should take time to meditate. Let’s look at some of those here:

Lasting Impression

Not too long ago I met a friend to walk and get some exercise. The place she suggested was not where I normally go, but as with a lot of facilities around town, it was well designed and laid out with paved walking paths specifically for those who want to get in a few miles and hopefully […]
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A Wedding & A Funeral

My family and I squeezed into a packed church this past Saturday afternoon to celebrate with a crowd of people as together we witnessed the son of a dear friend embark on a new life with his brand-new bride. In stark contrast, only two hours later, we filed into a second church with a different […]
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A Work in Progress

My oldest son, Ryan, attends school at the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) in Charleston, South Carolina. It’s a unique university that according to their mission statement “educates and trains artisans in the traditional building arts to foster exceptional craftsmanship and encourage the preservation, enrichment, and understanding of the world’s architectural heritage through […]
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A Word About Weeds

Our garden is off to a good (though late) start this year, However, with the unusual amount of rain this spring, the weeds are doing their best to out-pace the vegetables. Most of our attempts to maintain our plot of land have been thwarted by the marshy garden soil that’s been more like a swamp […]
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