Category Archives: Hard times

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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There is another way to live

This is not my normal light blog post today. As a matter of fact, I am taking a stand as a follower of Jesus, my King, that there is right way to live, which is to struggle with our sins, … 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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The cat, the carrier, and the chaos

Yesterday Diane took Mr. Kitty for his vet check up. Mr. Kitty has been out of the house about three times in the last two years that we’ve had him. He is very content in the house and never makes … Continue reading

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“pay once, use forever”

I recently got an email from a company that helps non-profits get discounted software. The email said if users want Microsoft “pay once, use forever” software that it must be requested by December 29. Microsoft has been moving away from … Continue reading

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