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The unpredictability of God

This past Tuesday I was cleaning the deck with a pressure washer. I got a text that Samaritan’s Purse had opened a disaster response location in Marshall County WV.  Diane came out to ask me if I got the text.  … Continue reading

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Unused plant food in the garage

In late April or early May Diane went back to visit Mason, WV.  Every year when she goes back in the Spring, our friends at Bob’s Market and Greenhouse always hook her up with the most beautiful flowers we’ve ever … Continue reading

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God knows

In 2012, Diane and I were at a New Year’s Eve party at the home of Dave & Shelly Barr.  We met a pastor friend of theirs named Brian Harkness. Brian is the one who told me about Samaritan’s Purse … Continue reading

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The joy of salvation

I had an epiphany this morning.  I love the word epiphany and I do not get to use it often enough.  I explain the meaning of the word as having a “light bulb moment” when you suddenly understand or gain … Continue reading

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God is aware of you

When I go places on mission I frequently tell people to whom we are ministering some version of this:  God has not forgotten you.  When delivering rice and beans in Haiti, I tell people that God loves them, has not … Continue reading

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Telling God to keep the change

I’ve begun re-reading Joan Chittister’s book The Rule of Benedict.  The Rule of Benedict was written 1500 years ago as instructions for monks.  I had to read Chittister’s take on The Rule in seminary, but it’s different when you read … Continue reading

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Today’s Headlines

The WV Floods occurred June 23-24.  It’s not New Orleans after Katrina, but it was pretty catastrophic for thousands upon thousands.  While the world has moved on to the next headline, the people whose homes were flooded are still dealing … Continue reading

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