hurting-love

Hurting Love

The old man’s heart was about to break. In what should have been his golden years he felt like he was in a dark dungeon. The light had gone out of his life. And it was all because of her. When she was just a wee thing whom no one...

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Shooting Arrows

According to the Archery Trade Association, 21.6 million Americans participated in bow shooting in 2014. That’s a lot of arrows being sent toward a target. That number does not include people like me who once were archers but for some reason can no longer take part in the sport. The...

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Word Matters

Word Matters Sheldon Vanauken wrote a book he titled “A Severe Mercy.” His point was that sometimes God uses painful things to get our attention. In his case, it was his straying heart that God arrested by the pain he experienced in the illness and death of his wife. The...

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One Message

After the Christmas Eve service we attended in Virginia, my brother-in-law asked a fair question, “When the preacher was speaking, were you critiquing him? I wondered about that since you have been a minister.”  I admitted that, yes, I had in some ways critiqued the sermon.  What I noted was...

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