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As International Women’s Day was on March 8th, I’d like to take this space to honor women whose lives have been a fine witness to the Christian faith over the years and have touched so many with … more
I don’t know about you but that seems impossible. How in the world can you love someone who doesn’t love you? How in the world can you love someone who wants to do you harm and tear you down? … more
I’m sure that you have heard of being OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), but have you ever heard of OPD (Obsessive Productive Disorder)? I haven’t either, and I did do a Google search before I … more
This is the time of year when people tend to start worrying about driving in bad weather. No one wants to get stranded in the ditch on the side of an icy road in the middle of a snow storm. I have … more
We are living in an era in which everyone wants to feel good.  Self-esteem is the “in” thing.  We fear making anyone feel badly about themselves.  Some schools have even … more
A little girl was once standing on the edge of a crowd while her daddy was giving a testimony about what Jesus Christ had done in his life.  He was testifying how the Lord had saved him and … more
Francis Schaeffer, in his book “Escape From Reason”, illustrates that life is like a two-story house.  The first story is like the lower order of man including the earth and all … more
I like having options and variety. I like finding different ways to drive somewhere. Sometimes I need to go to Wabasha- there are 3 different major routes to get there- one is scenic and full of s … more
In the Old Testament, Solomon expresses his dismay at life – “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” (Ecclesiastes … more
When certain trials in our life take hold of us, how do we respond? Do we turn our face toward the danger and take it head on, or do we wilt and let fear overcome us? Over the last few years of my … more
Do you like words?  I know that reading novels is a winter pastime for many Minnesotans.  Many of you like words and a lot of them!  I particularly like words that are specialized … more
There is a music video by Bobby McFerrin, with a catchy little tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”  I’m not sure how the typeset will work between my submission and its print … more
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate......I can will what is right, but I cannot do it......Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from … more
A Scripture Reading “Do as you promised, so that your name will be great forever.” — 2 Samuel 7:25-26 In the book A Grace Revealed Jerry Sittser tells about the ­tragic … more
In his book, Jumping Hurdles, Hitting Glitches, Overcoming Setbacks, Steve Brown writes: “The most unhappy person in the world is not someone who didn’t get what he or she wanted.  … more
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