Jan to June 2018

Children of God

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In his book, The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives, Lee Strobel outlines his stories of grace, the stories of other’s lives, and their intersection with God and grace. The opening story about Stephanie simply grabbed me. She was a bi-racial child born during the Korean War. After the war, […]

Jan to June 2018

Discovering Wonder

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I came upon an advertisement that promoted a waterfall excursion in northeast Minnesota. Basically from Duluth to the Canadian border or if you know the shape of the state, we went up to the top, right tip. A highway borders Lake Superior and along the way there are many places to see waterfalls. We asked […]

Jan to June 2018

Happy Meal Toys

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I was listening to a speaker who had just returned from Guatemala. She was talking about how happy the children were. She talked about how excited the kids were to receive worthless toys from McDonalds and other toss-away trinkets. She said they were so happy with nothing, when we have everything here. It hit me […]

Jan to June 2018

Still, Small Voice

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or on a Sabbath from social media, you’ve probably heard about the Yanny & Laurel debate. It’s an electronically produced voice, saying a word and some hear Yanny and some people hear the word Laurel. The science behind it is the two words have surprisingly similar sound waves […]

Jan to June 2018

What Happened to May Day?

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My granddaughter called me the morning of May 1 and I asked her what she was up to. I got the usual, “Oh, nothing.” Then I told her it is May Day and when I was her age, we delivered small baskets of candy to our friends. “Really?” Of course, she had to ask grandma […]

Jan to June 2018

Just The Way We Are

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We go to a regional sporting goods store and they have an indoor play area. Our grandkids love the area and want to head there whenever we go to the store. But while they play, they want me to stand in the same spot. When they climb around, they look through the mesh to make […]

Jan to June 2018

My Image

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My work takes me to Nashville, two or three times a year. Near the hotel where I usually stay is a nice walking path. It surrounds a golf course, goes through a wooded area, and crosses a meandering creek. When it is nice out, there are a number of people out walking or biking on […]

Jan to June 2018

Little by Little

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One of the things I love about Haiti is their proverbs. They have many: A leaky house can fool the sun, but it can’t fool the rain. If work were a good thing, the rich would have grabbed it a long time ago. People talk and don’t act. God acts and doesn’t talk. A little […]

Jan to June 2018

Superheroes

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Our three year-old grandson is into Superheroes. Like super into Superheroes. He knows their names, their alter ego names, and the villain names. He knows their family, step-children, pets, and the name of their vehicles. I can barely remember our own two kid’s names and he can give you in-depth descriptions of characters I didn’t […]

Jan to June 2018

Twenty Peso Bill

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Some of you know I’m writing a book. The working title is Simply Grace: Everyday Glimpses from God. The manuscript is due in August and the book to come out in 2019. This has slowed my Friday Posts to every other week and will try to maintain that schedule. While in the midst of reading, […]