Category Archives: depression

Painting a picture of the God of Hope

Diane and I have been doing some indoor painting. We got the paint at Ollie’s for $15-$17 a gallon. That’s about half the price as the paint at the paint store or big box hardware stores. The color selections are … Continue reading

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Through the ups and downs… God is doing something

This morning I was watering some plants that have recently been neglected in my office. I usually use two pitchers and fill them one by one in the men’s room lavatory across from my office. This morning after years of … Continue reading

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A Bible Story

A couple of days ago I went to pick up a new chair that someone gave to us. We still have some furniture that is 36 years old from when we got married, including a sleeper sofa. However, in general, … Continue reading

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Jehovah Jireh – The God who provides

Yesterday it was announced that 660,000 Operation Christmas Child boxes will be going to Ukraine and Ukrainian border areas. Continue reading

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God alone knows

There is a window ledge outside my office. Sometimes, as happened a few moments ago, a bird will come perch on the ledge and then run back and forth chirping and chirping. When they do this, they are often facing … Continue reading

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In His Hands

Every time I walk into the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox room at the church I am reminded that God has the whole world in His hands. The shoeboxes, once filled with gifts, go all around the world as a way … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton at Lakewood Camping Resort?

A year or so ago Diane and I were in the activities center at Lakewood Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach when I heard a familiar voice from a woman who was working there. I did not know her and at … Continue reading

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The certainty and uncertainty

If you’re going to see a beautiful sunrise at the beach you gotta have some clouds. Clouds we have this morning at the beach. What is less certain is whether it is going to be a beautiful sunrise. You just … Continue reading

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The right focus – Happy New Year

This morning as I sit at the beach I noticed a couple broken chairs that were sitting next to the trash. I took a picture of them thinking that would be something to blog about. When I uploaded the picture, … Continue reading

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When you cut an ugly cake

My wife Diane is a sprinkle-loving master decorator when it comes to cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. The other day she was very busy and I told her I would cover the desserts for our night of serving at the mission. … Continue reading

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