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Of Cows and God

I once lived in a house that was bordered on two sides by a cow pasture. While living there, I discovered that cows are excellent neighbors. They’re friendly, they appreciate the gifts you give them, and they usually stay on … Continue reading

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Exalted or Insulted?

There’s a favorite worship chorus named “He is Exalted,” which, in part, goes like this: “He is exalted the King is exalted on high I will praise Him He is exalted forever exalted and I will praise His name” As … Continue reading

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The Elwood Irony

Gordon Elwood wasnt a particularly impressive man. Folks around Medford, Oregon knew him as a shabbily-dressed guy who rode his bicycle from one end of the county to the other in search of cans and bottles that he could recycle … Continue reading

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Fulfilling the Dream

Each year, Americans observe the birthday of Civil Rights pioneer Martin Luther King—well, at least some of us do. While it is an official Federal holiday, the actual observance of the day varies greatly from one community to another. Some … Continue reading

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Down is Easy

I was in a checkout line at a grocery store when I heard two girls talking about climbing a nearby mountain. “I hate climbing,” said one of the girls. “It’s a whole lot easier to come down than to go … Continue reading

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Do YOUR Job!

Imagine this scenario:The Chairman of the board of one of the huge automotive manufacturers is visiting an assembly line as an observer. As the Plant Manager is showing him all of the new technology in use, a young man works … Continue reading

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America: a Nation in Decline?

I heard some research information shared by a speaker a while back that shocked me. I don’t shock easily, but this data really caught my attention, just like an alarm bell clanging in my ear. The message was clear, and … Continue reading

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In Think It’s Dead, Jim.

You don’t expect it to happen. It’s not something you anticipate. It’s not even something you think about all that much, until you have no choice. I walked out of the office building, unlocked the car door, and slipped into … Continue reading

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Get the Shotgun, Ma. I’ve Got Yard Work to Do.

This is war. I’ll call in a company of mercenaries if I have to – whatever it takes to win. One thing I’m not willing to do is surrender to these little tyrants. I don’t care what it takes, I … Continue reading

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Daddy, can I have…

Like most people, we have a morning routine around here. It starts with me, as the first member of the household to rise, wandering in a bleary-eyed stupor to the coffee pot, which has dutifully prepared it’s brew already, thanks … Continue reading

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