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Jun 02 2013

Willing to wait

A pastor decided to change the order of service. He convinced himself that his congregation was bored and disinterested in his messages because they had been following the same format for several years. For years the ushers would take up the offering, the choir would sing and then he would preach. To “mix” things up …

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May 26 2013

Why should you be honest?

“I was honest once, and it felt really good. If you’re not honest, you just look bad,” says Brittani, age 6. Once? “Honesty is important because people have to trust you to be a friend,” says Natalie, 9. “You should be honest so people will always believe in you, no matter what,” adds Cecile, 8. …

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May 22 2013

Purpose and possibilities

  It began when I bought him his first pair of cowboy boots. He looked at them lovingly and wore them with great pride. Even to bed. After he fell asleep, I would quietly go into his room and remove them gently not wanting to awaken him. Michael and I “progressed” from the boots to …

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May 21 2013

Why do some people have inner peace while others do not?

“Because they think they have more thinking in their head,” says Patrick, age 5. Too much of the wrong kind of thinking in our head is called worry. Lewis and Faye Copeland tell the story of a man who was offered a job to do all the worrying for the boss. “You get $100,000 to …

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May 15 2013

How do you keep going when things get tough?

“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity — another man’s, I mean,” wrote Mark Twain. buy cialis online with no prescription If you’re reduced to human resources, there’s wisdom as well as wit in Twain’s quip. Severe personal adversity has a way of undoing us. The self-assured masks we love to wear become …

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May 12 2013

Remembering Mom and praising God

When Mom gasped suddenly and took her final breath in this life earlier this month, succumbing to the insidious disease of Alzheimer’s, we were there with her. My brother Jimmy, sister Kelly, our aunt Kathryn and uncle Reggie (Mom’s brother and sister), and I were gathered at her bedside and watched her pass from this …

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May 08 2013

A love that knows no limits

Forgiveness, above everything else, is a sign of love. The more we love and value another person, the quicker we are to forgive that one if they have hurt or harmed us, injured or insulted us. Love, especially deep love, will forgive quickly and completely. On the other hand, when someone does something to us …

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May 05 2013

St. Arbucks is my kind of place

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a big Starbucks fan. It’s not just because I live in Seattle, either. While I like the bold- somewhat bitter- flavor associated with the world’s most successful coffee chain, it’s not just their signature taste that has me hooked. What I love about the Starbucks in our town is how …

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