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Words to the Wise

Words to the Wise

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every new mother routinely heard the father of that wee one say, “I’ve got the bedtime story, then you can nurse our little one to…

Run Lightly

Run Lightly

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. —1 Corinthians 10:23 I used to be…

Divine Discipline

Divine Discipline

As the weather warms up, I’m excited to get back to my regular running routine.  I started running last May—something I said I’d never do unless someone was chasing me. …

Get Real

Get Real

The poet Edwin Arlington Robinson has written a poem, “Richard Cory.”  It is about a rich man schooled in grace, imperially thin, who glittered when he walked. People looked at him with envy,…

The Exhausting Christian Life

The Exhausting Christian Life

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I…

Hornets, Hot Wires and Shotguns

Hornets, Hot Wires and Shotguns

A woman once called me to ask about removing a hive of bees from a tree beside her house. It turned out that they were Japanese hornets and I suggested…

Don’t Fear the Shears

Don’t Fear the Shears

Surely spring isn’t too far away. Keep telling yourself that…and cross your fingers. While the onset of spring is always something to look forward to, the onset of spring may…

I Shouldn’t Feel This Way .. Part II

I Shouldn’t Feel This Way .. Part II

Last week I asked the question “Are your negative emotions leaving you feeling numb, stuck, afraid, or overwhelmed?”  I promised that this week we would talk about conquering that pain. …

Letters to the Editor

Adam’s Acceptance Speech It is with mixed emotions that I accept a position in another locality but look forward to participating in the successes of the growth and development of…

Join the boycott; it’s great for business

Join the boycott; it’s great for business

It looks like Sneezeville is going to keep on fighting the pigpen battle. Cletus Stumpwater brought in an out-of-state pig and upset the whole town. It doesn’t matter that every…

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