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Don’t Get Sucked In: Gun Control Debate

My emotions are a wreck right now and I’m not even in Oregon where nine people were killed and seven others injured when a shooter opened fire of a classroom filled with people. The families are mourning and so are we but now may not be the best time to lash out on issues of…
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Scary Close: I Left Some Baggage on the Plane

I can’t remember the last time I read a book that touched me so deeply as Don Miller’s new book “Scary Close.” I stopped ordering books like this (not Miller books) a long time ago because they always seemed so formula and a little too Christian if you know what I mean. Disclaimer: I’m a…
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Just Put Yourself Out There: But There’s A Cost

I’m often surprised by the response of some people proving how different each one of us thinks and perceives the world. Where we come from, how we were raised and how the world has treated us all blend in to create our perception of people and the world around us. I also find labels become…
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Prayer: Perhaps It’s Not What We Think!

For the last decade or so prayer has been tough for me. The institutional church ruined the whole idea of prayer because what I was taught to do (how to pray) seems selfish and not like the prayers I read about that uttered from the lips of Jesus. I don’t buy into prosperity doctrine. To…
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Disconnecting Because We Can

This last week when we left on vacation we called to cancel the Register Guard Newspaper for the week. Kathy got on the phone, looked at me and said: "They just raised the price again you want to cancel it for good?" We have taken the paper for as long as I can remember. I…
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Who is Producing My Life Story Anyway?

I’m Glad My Day Is Not Left Up To Me Setting The Stage: I had this moment today when dullness crept into my “feelers” and the “blues” began whispering in my ear. The day had its hiccups, coupled with after vacation catch-up, and you’ve got the makings for a disaster. I had an important lunch…
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Alaska; You Did Something Dangerous To Me.

Dear Alaska: You really did it this time. Oh, in the past you have tried to sneak your way into my soul but excuses and responsibilities were stronger than you were but this time you played your hand and I’m afraid you got me. July 2010 This is my third visit to the Redoubt Mountain…
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Unplug: What Alaska is all about!

As I sit in this little cabin one hundred miles from a paved road or street light my mind wanders to depths it rarely takes time to explore. In my normal life schedules and deadlines battle for my time crushing far away thoughts before they reach the surface. But here in Alaska the wilderness calls…
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Why Do We Have to Hide our Faith?

There is something I don’t understand about our newfound culture diversity we live in and that is the idea that if someone has faith in something other than themselves, we can’t express that faith. FAITH COSTS: Well, truth is we can express it but be warned those who don’t see it the same way will…
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Here’s Why It’s Not Working

We wonder why people turn away from church and religion. Well, some wonder why I totally get it and I don’t speak out of arrogance just experience. So I’m reading through a book this morning that many in Christianity claim to base their faith on and this guy named Peter, he used to hang out…
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