Are You Ready Like Zechariah or Elizabeth? Nov 28, 2022

They perched at the top of the stairs, eyes glowing and hands twitching. It was the one day of the year they couldn’t slide, hop, scoot, jump, trek, or bounce down the stairs until the signal...

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Why I'm Inviting Jonah to Thanksgiving Nov 21, 2022

Who from the past would you invite to Thanksgiving? Perhaps the coach, teacher, parent, sibling, friend, or mentor you never told how grateful you were for their impact. Maybe George Washington,...

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How You Can Survive the Cereal Aisle Nov 14, 2022

What’s your favorite aisle in the grocery store? What’s your worst one? I’m not a fan of piling food in a metal wheeled cart and pushing it about like a mouse in a maze. I raised...

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Do We Have the “Strong-Willed” Concept Entirely Wrong? Nov 07, 2022

He threw the banana peel on the floor at Grandma’s house and quietly refused for over an hour to pick it up. There was a line in the parking lot, and I gave clear instructions not to step...

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Can You Be Emotionally Immature and Spiritually Mature? Oct 31, 2022

Have you ever heard (or said) “_____ (name) is just soooo emotional” and thought, “Wow! That’s awesome! I wish I could be more like that!” Likely not.


If emotions were...

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Will Time Tell If They Are Really Sorry? Oct 24, 2022

You know those apologies where the letters of the words are spelling the correct message – “I a-m s-o-r-r-y” – but are conveying just the opposite? “You’re an...

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Is Your Head at Risk? Oct 17, 2022

What’s your answer to the familiar inquiry: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Here’s mine: “Who cares?!”

Perhaps this indifference is due to my...

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What's Your Mirror Saying? Oct 10, 2022

Do you know anyone like the queen in the fairy tale of “Snow White?” She didn’t ask the magic mirror on the wall “Who’s the fairest in the land?” because she...

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Getting Off the Road to Hell Oct 03, 2022

(Please note: This is continued from the previous post titled, "I've Been on the Road to Hell.")

We advanced a few yards only to encounter what can best be described as a concrete tube so huge it...

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I've Been on the Road to Hell Sep 26, 2022

I’ve been on the road to hell. I can tell you how to get there. I can attest it isn’t paved with anything, including good intentions.

Outside Gqeberha, South Africa, sits the...

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Do You Have a Wide-Angled Lens? Sep 19, 2022

My son, Joshua, and I were on a West Coast road trip. Beverly Hills. No hillbillies unless you counted us. Getty Museum were one of the docents beckoned me over, releasing stress hormones as I...

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How a Macro Lens Can Save You Pain Sep 12, 2022

Do you like those pictures which are beautiful but ambiguous? The ones with rich detailing of spirals or lines or swirls and sparkling with iridescent colors? The ones where you’re looking at...

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