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The Power of Purpose

Sometimes when I ask for input, I actually listen to the one giving the input.  Just last week a friend said she loved reading my blog posts.  I asked her, “if you ever think of anything you’d like me to post about …”  Well, she didn’t hesitate.  Hence, this post. You...

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Is the Culture of Life Winning?

I have said for many years that science will one day prove beyond any shadow of a doubt when life begins and will lead to an end to the abortion on demand debate over when life begins.  This will drown out all other arguments to the contrary.  To that end, I recently...

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Final Words

I get a lot of inspiration from various daily devotionals.  It helps me to see other people’s perspectives on an array of issues.  One this week was entitled, “Last Words,” by Greg Laurie.  He said, “If someone on their deathbed has one last statement, we want to know...

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Content and Character

I once was asked if I could choose three people to have dinner with, who would I pick?  My answer:  “Jesus Christ, Billy Graham, and Martin Luther King, Jr.”  If I was asked today the same question, my answer would still be the same (although my list of choices have...

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Taking a Stand

When I see injustice in our society, quite often I get overwhelmed, wanting to make an impact … a difference … not knowing what to do or where to turn.  Can you relate?  Recently, there have been nationwide protests led by student groups supporting improved gun...

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Words of Wisdom

I like good quotes … short, sweet, succinct, simple, straight-forward.  Each week in church I look for one or two good quotes from the pastor, because I have just enough memory left to remember short and sweet.  This week I want to share some of my favorite quotes...

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A Lightbulb Turns On

It seems like I have been a student forever – school, college, job training, interest classes, church.  Yet, in all my many years, here I am in the twilight of life and I’m learning something new out of a book I’ve studied for a long, long time. Recently, through a...

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Making Peace With Your Past

Finding peace from your past is a subject that took me years to come to terms with.  It’s rough, tough and filled with emotions.  Most people will delay coming to terms with unhappy memories resulting from loss, divorce, abuse … a plethora of problems.  Sometimes we...

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Staying Focused

Have you noticed little aches and pains increasing the more we “mature?”  Well, I went to a new doctor last week for a second opinion on my pesky aches and pains.  He confirmed I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and prescribed an anti-malarial drug for me to...

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The Stories Behind the Song

I love music … I’ve sung all my life, took piano lessons and dance lessons, with a dream of one day being on Broadway.  Because of my natural love for all things music, I’ve been a long-time fan of the song,  “I Can Only Imagine,” since it was written in 1999 by Bart...

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Keeping Track of Time

Several years ago our choir and orchestra went on a mission trip to Argentina.  There were concerts scheduled over the 12 day trip.  In between singing, we served at several missions to work.  Now I’m not a world traveler, so I was shocked that people in different...

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Is It Time for a Tune-Up?

Living in the country has a lot of pluses, but it can have a few negatives, too.  For instance, country life means you have to stay on top of caring for basic needs, equipment maintenance, back-up power, etc.  There aren’t as many services as in the city, and the...

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Let the Sun Shine

After weeks of steady showers and thunderstorms, I had forgotten how glorious a clear, blue sky and no rain can be.  The sun’s warmth feels wonderful.  I can actually see the animals, and not mud-caked critters! For weeks we’ve been bogged down in mud and dirty water...

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Coming Home

Last week the Rev. Billy Graham was laid to rest.  As the nation mourned, thousands attended his funeral to celebrate the life of a humble servant as he journeyed home.  His body was laid to rest beside his wife Ruth, but Billy Frank, as he was affectionately known,...

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