Monthly Archives: January 2012

Make Room for More Fruit!

  Wonder of wonders, I’ve found a diet tool that works for me!  Instead of the empty calories found in sweets, I indulge in the vitamin and nutrient rich sweetness of fruit.    Fruit is delicious, healthy and satisfying.  Fruit is … Continue reading

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Putting Away Our Toys

One of the signs that our children are growing up is when they start putting away their toys. Little children leave their playthings scattered all around. Part of growing up is personal discipline and responsibility. I Corinthians 13 is best … Continue reading

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Potato Maintenance

  The bag of potatoes that I bought had one rotten potato.  Having heard the old analogy about ‘one bad spoils the whole basket’, I decided to do an experiment.    Over the next several weeks, I made numerous observations.  The … Continue reading

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Loving the Kids to Jesus

    Children’s ministry is one of the most rewarding areas of ministry there is.  It’s also one of the most demanding and the least recognized.      Pastoring Kids is humbling:  imagine being the “pastor” and brother Jones, on the … Continue reading

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Living With the Weeds

In my garden, amidst the flowers, are weeds. They look a lot like my flowers.    Even though I don’t make any great effort to water or feed them, they do fine.  In fact, sometimes, it seems they even have less … Continue reading

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From Ordinary to WOW!

Iron Chef America is one of my favorite television shows. During each episode, two chefs compete using a secret ingredient.   Most often as not, the secret ingredient is ordinary; fish, chicken, potatoes, tomatoes or citrus fruit.  However, what is created … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating My Committment

Is it mid January, already? Mercy sakes! Guess it’s time to renew my annual commitment to lose 50 pounds. However, in theory, I actually met and surpassed that goal last year because I did lose 55 pounds. The problem is; I … Continue reading

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Look At ME!

The storm outside was spectacular; thunder, lightning, pounding rain and strong wind. My four year old daughter, Boo, and I were playing with Barbies on the living room floor, trying to ignore the tempest outside. I knew that if I … Continue reading

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I Will Make My Life A Paean

Yesterday, David’s Psalm 136 caught my eye.  What makes this Psalm different than all the others is that every other line is, “his mercy endures forever’.   Why did David repeat the same line–to the point of making it a paean?   … Continue reading

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The Vital Ministry to the Youth

What does it take to be a Youth Pastor? Humility and a good sense of humor are mandatory. Many a Youth Pastor has had to shave their head, eat crazy things, kiss a pig, had a pie in their face … Continue reading

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