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Are you ready for Christmas?

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Christmas is less than a week away, are you ready? I’m not asking if you’ve got all the gifts, been to all the parties, or seen all the movies. I know we all have a list of what needs to get done, or “it’s just not Christmas.” For me the “Big 3” Christmas movies that […]

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Rudolph needs therapy

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Rudolph needs to see a good Christian counselor… I love the Christmas season and anyone riding in car with me post Halloween will know Holiday music is top on my list. Sacred Christmas carols… the best! Traditional Christmas classics… love them! Hokey secular holiday fare… bring it!   I love it all, but I have […]


One more thing to put on the table

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1 Chronicles 16 8 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 9 Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Happy Thanksgiving! There is […]

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One of my regrets… on this Veterans Day

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On this Veterans Day I have a confession to make. I like many others am more than thankful for all the men and women who have served our country. I like many others burst with pride at stories of their bravery and valor. I like many others hold in high regard, both those who have […]

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Here we go again, to be pagan or not to be pagan

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There are perennial issues for pastors and those in church ministry. One of those is “What do you do with Halloween?” The question is always loaded and either comes from the perspective of “You better not do anything with it you punk pastor or you’re going straight to hell!” or “You’re not one of THOSE […]

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The saddest day of the year

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Today is one of the saddest days of the year for me.  While the date on the calendar changes each year, this day always comes. It’s the last day of camp. For nearly 20 years I have done multiple weeks of camp every summer. From as few as three to as many as 12 weeks […]

Shut the back door!

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Everyone has a weakness. That’s important to remember no matter how strong your defenses are up front. Every life has a back door, and it’s usually just a screen door. King Hezekiah, known as one of the ‘good’ kings, was the leader of God’s people during the dominating reign of the violent, powerful and merciless […]


These shoes are nasty

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I should’ve thrown these shoes away. There’s a lot of things I should’ve done… Like mow the yard today, put more in savings this month and eaten a well-balanced breakfast fortified with vitamins, minerals and nutrients… but, I didn’t. Even though these shoes have reached the pinnacle of ‘nastiness,’ I do have some valid reasons […]

Oops, missed that one

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Ever felt like you missed something? Seems to be a constant for me, and yesterday was one of those days. Our little community of Hutchinson, Ks, has received some regional, if not national, news attention for a high speed chase that went right through the middle of our sleepy little rural metropolis. Mutliple branches of […]