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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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The Credibility Gap

The envelope looks quite official and businesslike, and the little bit of the document that can be seen through the window has the look of a check or certificate. Above the address window are the official-looking words IMPORTANT FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS … Continue reading

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Don’t Preach. Communicate.

We were in the Memphis airport, on the last leg of a return trip from Sharon’s hometown of Zuni, Virginia (in the Norfolk area). I was standing around the gate, guarding everyone’s carry-ons while the ladies made a quick pre-flight … Continue reading

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Come On In!

One of my favorite Biblical character monologues is Simeon, the old man who had been promised by God, through the Holy Spirit, that he would not die until he had seen his Messiah. Luke 2:25-35 tells the story of this … Continue reading

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There’s Something Clean about Dirt

My dad was an avid gardener. Actually, that’s a gross understatement – he was more like a rabid gardener. My dad lived to garden. His house was on a large double lot that was more garden than grass. He watched … Continue reading

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