Category Archives: peace

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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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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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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A simple clean up – guaranteed

A couple of weeks ago I decided I was going to start using crock pot liners for foods that make for difficult clean ups. Over the last 15 years of doing weekly church dinners, in addition to other food ministries, … Continue reading

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Things that mattered then

Yesterday I was the EMT on an ambulance call for a 90 year old woman who was injured in a ground level fall. When caring for folks in the back of the ambulance, there are EMT assessments and protocols I … Continue reading

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Failure is not final

This morning I was making some mini chocolate mocha cheesecakes in cupcake pans. I have made them before with foil cupcake liners. Today, I went with a simple non-stick spray and no liner. Let me say that turned out to … Continue reading

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Worth saving

Yesterday there was a bee in the basement. After some investigating I realized it was a honeybee so I scooped it up and placed it outside on a plant. Honeybees are vital to pollinating our food, they provide honey, and … Continue reading

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Always right there

Yesterday Diane and I had an out of town appointment. I took coffee with me in my favorite cup. It is my favorite because it holds twice as much coffee, keeps it hot for hours, and Diane got it for … Continue reading

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Are you angry, lonely, or depressed?

I was listening to a sermon from pastor Matt Chandler this morning and he was setting up a twelve week sermon series titled “Unearthed”. This foundational sermon talked about how the world and the desires of the world can never … Continue reading

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The lost cicada

In our area of WV we have been listening to cicadas for a couple few weeks now. Those are without a doubt among the strangest of creatures. This brood lives in the ground for 17 years and then emerges for … Continue reading

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