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Been There, Done That.

He had prepared a message for the youth group, and he had worked hard on it. There was only one problem. He had been told that they were going to do a “Moody Blues” theme—or at least that’s what he … Continue reading

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Can’t I Just Use a Band-Aid?

It really didn’t hurt much. The cut was about a half inch long, and perhaps a quarter inch deep, exactly the width of a hacksaw blade. It was more embarrassing than painful, but bled enough to produce sympathy from the … Continue reading

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The Bambi Tradition

In our part of the world, people take their deer hunting very seriously. There are many tell-tale signs that the hunting season is upon us: The sudden increase of illness in the workplace For those with more integrity, an increase … Continue reading

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Baby Denial

It was a difficult and trying weekend for the Case household. Early Saturday morning, we were awakened by Baby, one of our resident felines. We’ve been awakened by cats before—with us, it’s almost a lifestyle—but this wasn’t the usual “rambunctious … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Light?

Dark parking lots are the devil’s playpen. Well, alright, maybe not all dark parking lots are the devil’s playpen, but you’ve got to admit that more illicit business goes on in dark corners than in well-lit parking lots. We had … Continue reading

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Acceptable Limits

Back in early 1995, I saw a church marquee in St. Louis that said, “1995—the Year of Tolerance.” I found myself contemplating that phrase. What exactly might that mean, “the Year of Tolerance?” There are some on the more liberal … Continue reading

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Acceptable Attire

I was walking between gates at the Memphis airport the other day, when I overheard a fascinating discussion going on behind me. Two executives were discussing the transition of their companies to a more casual dress code. One obviously was … Continue reading

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Absolute Darkness

When you think of the word “dark,” what sort of mental images do you see? I suspect that we’ve all got a little different perspective on what the word “dark” really means, because we’ve had different experiences in our lives … Continue reading

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Twenty-Four Hours

There are some things that, no matter how you say them, sound like a quote from one of those positive-thinking, winning-attitude, “you-can-do-anything-if-you-buy-our-stuff” infomercials on cable TV. Those are the kind of trite clichs that I usually go out of my … Continue reading

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