Category Archives: Obstacles

Upside down

Diane and I flew back from Houston on Friday from serving with Samaritan’s Purse for a week.  Sometimes it was hard to tell sea from sky.  I could see how pilots could get confused.  I think I remember hearing that … Continue reading

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Comparing yourself to others

We were on a mission trip to New Bern, NC last week with Samaritan’s Purse.  Samaritan’s Purse is there helping people recover from historic flooding last fall.  The insulation in the crawlspace had to be replaced.  Fortunately it had already … Continue reading

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Like a mosquito to a bug zapper

I am often in the church kitchen, so much so that I frequently call it my office.  I will be in there today preparing Chicken Parmesan for tonight’s dinner.  Sometimes a fly will get in to the church kitchen, and … Continue reading

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What will replace the self checkouts?

Yesterday was a tough decision about cancelling church.  Last week we had one consolidated worship at 11.  This week, after the plowing left a wet parking lot and with the temperature plummeting throughout the day which would have left the … Continue reading

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Joy when we need it most

Someone recently told me they decided against having a Christmas party they had been thinking about having.  They said because of some health problems in the family, nobody felt like they had the “Christmas Spirit”.  People get discouraged or depressed … Continue reading

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Fighting unknown battles

How do you like the award winning picture I drew of a turkey?  I was competing against about a dozen others and mine was deemed the best.  I know exactly what you are thinking.  You are not impressed.  You are … Continue reading

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Hanging in there

The other day I was walking across our yard and among the dead leaves and sticks that serve as relics of past life (and hope of future life) poking through the leaves, I saw one little lone plant standing proudly … Continue reading

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