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Break the Kettles

March 10, 2014 – 6:21 am |

One of the more indispensable words of instructio I have ever received came from Dr. Fred Luskin who was head of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project. He said, “To forgive is to give up all …

Learning to Trust

March 3, 2014 – 6:41 am |

“God has given me little that I might learn to trust Him more.” Those are the words of Marta Torres. Marta is not a pious, Latina saint from yesteryear. She is an impoverished, middle-aged mother …

“All That Once Was Good”

February 24, 2014 – 7:12 am |

“Pitchers and Catchers report!” It’s as sure a sign of the coming spring as erupting dandelions and fledgling fruit blooms. And as inhumane as this winter has been – as brutal as it remains in …

Change is Gonna Come

February 17, 2014 – 5:42 am |

My doctor has a deft machine called a “Human Body Composition Analyzer.” It is a technological wonder whereby the patient stands on special foot plates while taking in each hand what is essentially a digital …

More than Words

February 10, 2014 – 6:21 am |

With Valentine’s Day upon us, you might be looking for a story of true love, a love that lasts longer than a couple’s first argument; or at least lasts beyond the few weeks of a …

Like a Rock

February 3, 2014 – 6:19 am |

This year Bob Seger will celebrate his tenth anniversary as an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The honor is his because of his hardscrabble, up-by-the-bootstraps life story; the way he can …

Turn Down the “Stinking Thinking”

January 27, 2014 – 6:28 am |

It is a word of affirmation, comfort, agreement, and relief. It is a word that completes vows, promises, blessings, and all of our prayers. It is a word of release – signaling the end of …

You Will Be Free

January 20, 2014 – 5:43 am |

Before and during the US Civil War, tens of thousands of slaves made their way out of slavery on what was nicknamed the Underground Railroad. It wasn’t a railroad. It was a secret escape route …

The Safety Net

January 13, 2014 – 6:23 am |

God’s grace – what Brennan Manning defined as the acceptance of being profoundly and forever beloved by God – is a favorite subject of mine, I freely admit as much. I talk about grace, preach …

Speak Clearly

January 6, 2014 – 5:25 am |

I chuckle every time I hear this story. It seems a poor fellow’s vehicle had conked out on the side of the road. After waving about like a madman for more than an hour, he …