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Loud is Little

Lately, I’ve found myself contemplating the “dark side” of Christian ministry. If you think that there couldn’t possibly be a “dark side” to such a noble thing as serving God and His people, you’re absolutely right—but not everything that calls … Continue reading

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How to Kill Your Business (or your church)

There is a fine and hard-to-attain point of balance in the world of retail sales. Most retailers spend a lot of time and energy trying to find and maintain that balance. A few even manage to pull it off on … Continue reading

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The Other Mothers

With Mother’s day approaching, it seems like I ought to write a mother’s day tribute of some sort. Whatever your position in life, there is one common thread that binds us all together: Every one of us has a mother. … Continue reading

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The Lawnmower of Unity

I mowed my lawn last weekend. That’s not a particularly newsworthy announcement, but it was a great learning experience. You might be surprised at what you can learn when you’re mowing the lawn. I converted my mower from a rear-bagger … Continue reading

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Open Doors

I pulled up in my driveway and pushed the button on the garage door opener, and as the door opened and I stopped the car, Sharon said “Dan, there’s a bird in our garage!” Sure enough, there it was—a little … Continue reading

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The Joy of Kudzu

Every single one of the United States of America has a list of official “State Stuff.” We have our “State Birds,” and our “State Flowers,” and all sorts of other official “State Stuff.” Then, there’s the “unofficial” list – the … Continue reading

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Is It Adultery?

Are oral sex and other forms of “non-penetration” sexual play Adultery? It’s a question that’s been discussed at great length in our society, ever since the day when “Monica and Bill” were front-page news. Some people think that adultery isn’t … Continue reading

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Turn On Your HSSD

I have a profound dislike for snakes. No, let me rephrase that: I HATE snakes. I hate snakes more than going to the dentist. I hate snakes more than paying taxes. I hate snakes more than expensive, unexpected car repairs … Continue reading

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What I did on my vacation: The Exploding Jacuzzi

That’s right—an exploding Jacuzzi. Sharon and I were on vacation, a week that included 2200 miles behind the wheel of a car. The trip was a necessary one, to take care of some family business. As vacations go, it was … Continue reading

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Instant Oaks?

I saw a cartoon in a magazine yesterday that really spoke to me. A man was standing over a little seedling, saying something like “If you don’t start turning into a tree pretty soon, I’m just going to have to … Continue reading

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