Advice to a Young Man

I was asked by a father about a year ago to give advice to his son on a momentous occasion in the son’s life. The father had picked a group of Christians who had served the Lord for many years in various capacities to write to the young Christian man.… Continue reading

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The Two R’s in February

The Two R’s in February. My little first grader came home with a list of the months of the year to memorize.  He was repeating them to me in their order and spelling them.  I corrected him with his mistaken spelling of the second month. He pronounced it again with… Continue reading

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Beth and Mama

Both of us had been through grief, having lost our believing spouses. After those difficult periods, both of us were determined not to sit on the sidelines as armchair Christians. We had been friends for a long time and became best friends. We both wanted to be active, in the… Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving to our Father, the Creator  of heaven and earth, is always appropriate. I woke at sunrise and quietly walked to a back window. The morning sun flamed the little dogwood’s turning leaves. It’s normal Autumn color is a dark ruddy red that does not stand out. The frost in… Continue reading

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Prayer, Faith, and Tugboat Power

Most people pay attention to big things. For some, it’s power. For others it is fame or money. In shipping, it’s the big ships that get attention. After all, ships laden with cargo are worth a fortune that will be delivered to a places far away. Sea lanes are full… Continue reading

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