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Prom Night

Remember Prom Night? Last night was my son Jess' Senior Prom. Jess, his girlfriend Cenzie and all their friends went out for a night on the town. The parents all showed up for pictures. As your kids grow up you realize how much life is changing. It will never be as it was and it…
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No Trespassing: Sometimes we deserve it.

Obstacles are irritating. You may know the kind of talking about. The things in life that try to ruin plans for the day. My plan yesterday was to go on a long hike to sort out some things with God. I live in the country so finding a place to hike is USUALLY not a…
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You’re not in this alone.

One of our new regular bloggers sent this to my email. I like it so much I thought I should post it. Most of you seem to be looking for DEEP REFLECTION so I give you this story, sent to me from Bill. I remember when I was a young boy, Dad and I were…
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Friday

There’s something about Friday that is so much better than all the other days of the week even though most of us have to work. There’s something about just knowing that you have a few days off that puts you in a better mood. With my new life I tend to work on Saturdays doing…
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Too Common….No such thing.

I ran across this great quote in a new book I’m reading called “Three Cups of Tea”. The book is amazing. The man’s story is unbelievable. But this is not my attempt at a book review. Here’s the quote: Greatness is always built on this foundation: The ability to appear, speak and act, as the…
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When You’re in the Dark

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. –Persian Proverb I remember nights when I’d hear of a meteor storm and the weather man would tell us to go out of town, away from the light, to see the universe in action more clearly. I live in the country. I can still feel…
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Jake’s Dad.

My day was planned, I had things to do, I have business to take care of and then, at the last moment Jake my 20-year old comes downstairs sick. Now, at 20, yes, he can take care of himself. But still he's my kid. So, I give him some of the strong cough medicine and…
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Winds of Change.

I was sitting in my favorite chair, in my living room, one dog at my feet the other next to me under a blanket. I was reading from a book of quotes and notes and writing down my thoughts on paper. There’s something so permanent about paper don’t you think? As I looked out this…
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Howard Passmore-The Journey Continues

A friend of mine died this week and I just found out. Those of you who've been with me a while may remember Howard Passmore. I met him last summer at a Cancer Recovery Camp called "Reel Recovery". I interviewed Howard and was so amazed by this man. There's something about people who are dying.…
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Cornerstone: A New Kind of Building Project.

If you follow the news, listen to conversations or just observe life, you may start to wonder whether people really care about each other anymore. It's okay to admit it. I was feeling a little frustrated the other day until I met three guys, Tim, Jesse and Chris. They're part of a program called Cornerstone…
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