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

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

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 […]

July to Dec 2017

Be Decent Today

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As a child, I was pretty heavy. I remember tipping the scale at 100 lbs in 4th grade. It led to being made fun of and some name-calling. Know this may surprise someone, but calling them “Fatso” doesn’t help to make them skinnier. We had a Physical Education program called “Go You Chicken Fat Go.” […]

July to Dec 2016

Naughty or Nice

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My son’s neighborhood had a gathering of all the children to meet with Santa. Our son told our granddaughter that she needed to tell Santa that she’d been naughty but that she’d be nice from now until Christmas. Thought this was an interesting statement from the kid who didn’t sleep an entire night until he […]

July to Dec 2016

Enjoy a Story, Share a Story

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What happens when a child or grandchild does something funny? What happens when a spouse or coworker does something stupid?  What happens when you have terrible travel connections?  We tell a story! We are “hard-wired” for story.  It’s how we make sense of the world, it’s how we explain and understand, and it’s how we […]

Oct Nov Dec 2014

Halloweens

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Since this Friday’s post is on Halloween Day, I was thinking about memorable Halloweens. As a kid in a small town in South Dakota, we’d start early and get more candy than a human should consume in a year. I remember one night the bag was so full it ripped and spilled onto the street.   […]