Category Archives: Hard times

A Given

This morning Diane and I were getting ready for our day.  We were joking around as I was getting ready to go out the door.  Sometimes she acts like she does not want me to go (while other times I … Continue reading

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One more point of light

President George H.W. Bush made famous the phrase “A Thousand Points of Light” in his 1988 RNC presidential acceptance speech.  It had been used in various ways by authors going back 50 years before that. Every time the church, and … Continue reading

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When you need a reminder that God is good

If there is one thing I am not afraid of, it is being vulnerable.  I am not afraid to admit it when I sit in my office and cry or admit that I go to the church parking lot and … Continue reading

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We love you

There are two obituaries on my Facebook news feed today.  One of them is a 32 year old, one is a 27 year old.  I know 32 year old Charlie Snyder’s death was an overdose.  You can read his obituary … Continue reading

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The same wind that blows the storm away

The other day Patricia, a friend of ours in Florida, posted many beautiful pictures of this dark, rainy sky.  This is one I swiped from her facebook page.  It made me think of this line from a song that talks … Continue reading

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The end of a long winter

I keep as many plants as possible safe through the winter.  I keep most of them in my office.  If plants are good for a room, it would be hard to imagine a healthier room through the winter than my … Continue reading

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Tender Little Plants

Diane got some tender little buttercup plants, among other plants, from a friend today.  She brought them home and planted them.  The greenery looks fragile and delicate.  They will probably look wilty all day today.  The good news is our … Continue reading

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