Category Archives: trust

Giving thanks for another year to proclaim Jesus in Short Gap

This has been my view on most mornings for the past nine years. Anniversaries are always a time to reflect on the past and often times, to contemplate the future. That is where I find myself this week as it … 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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The water is fine

Sometimes people pick a word for the year, as I have done in the past. I do not know that I have a word for 2022, but this morning I got the feeling that “water” was going to be a … 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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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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