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A Tale of Two Flight Attendants


In reading two blog articles (in fact, one right after the other), both authors commented about flight attendants. Jeff Goins wrote, “Not too long ago, I was traveling and came across a rude flight attendant. This woman was clearly jaded … Continue reading

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Why Am I A Businessman?


This is an article by guest blogger Chris Patton. His website is Christian Faith At Work where he writes about his Christian faith lived out in the every day world of business. Don’t hold me to the exact numbers, but … Continue reading

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Smoldering or Flaming?


A magical moment from a Christmas long, long ago still remains in my heart’s treasure house. You know that room—the one mentioned in Luke [“…But his mother treasured all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:51 NIV)]. I have a … Continue reading

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A Christmas Classic?


Thanks to a traveling-in-the-car conversation with my friend Chuck, I connected a classic film with a good Christmas message. Are you talking about “What a Wonderful Life?” Nope! How about “White Christmas?” Nope! “Miracle on 34th Street?” I like the … Continue reading

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Does “Happy Holidays” Make Your Christian Blood Boil?


Merry Xmas! Seasons Greetings! Happy Holidays! Happy Hannukah! …Kwanzaa! …Boxing Day! I’m sure you could add to the list. In doing a quick on-line search, I discovered two more special days that I like—Bake Cookies Day (December 18th) and National … Continue reading

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A Sunday Morning Observed


Following up on last week’s post, here’s a quick summary of my observations from Sunday at church. My longest conversation took place prior to the worship service. Ann and her husband move to Florida this week. I expressed my well … Continue reading

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No Walk in the Park Let Me Tell You


A few months ago, I walked our golden retriever, Penny (alias thieving hound dog), at a dog park. Beautiful, sunny day. Loads of dog owners with their prides and joys. Plus one family—Mom, Dad, and three kids—out for a stroll. … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock!


Knock, knock. Who’s there? When you open the door, your excitement level depends on the answer to the above question. How would your insides respond to this list of characters? A uniformed police officer, lights flashing in the background. A … Continue reading

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When Does Inspiration Come?


This week there will be loads of marvelous articles on being thankful. This is not one of them. Anything involving rhythm or great timing pretty much catapults me out of contention. My baseball career ended my sophomore year. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Church People vs. Kingdom People


Who do you think God has a bigger problem with—priests or prostitutes? The religious or the sacrilegious? What I actually want to know is this. Back in the day (i.e. first century Jerusalem), who do you figure had a bigger … Continue reading

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