Category Archives: Serving Others

Bible Trivia: Who Were the First “Property Brothers?”

Who is the Bible’s earliest equivalent to HGTV’s Property Brothers? The Property Brothers are that popular twin team who works together, helping first time home buyers purchase a diamond-in-the-rough house and transform it into their dream home. Drew is the … Continue reading

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How Long is a Good Life?

A long life might not be good enough, but a good life is always long enough. The pastor for Marcus spoke these words ten years ago at his memorial service. Every year since then, on March 4, friends and family … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

Sadness in the woman’s eyes telegraphed resignation. She groped her way through the dark reality of  life’s hardships. Then, here came the sun. This story from my friend, Brandy, bears repeating. I worked for an organization that helped women on … Continue reading

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Give Up or Go On? The Tipping Point

Four years of training and grueling practice came to an early end for Jeremy Abbott in his short program for men’s figure skating.  His dream to stand on the Olympic podium fell hard with him to the ice after he … Continue reading

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Your Best Roadside Assistance

I Frowning at the red plastic gas can lodged under my front bumper, I mumbled under my breath, “Oh, Lord, what am I going to do now?” I reached for my cell phone to call my safest and most reliable … Continue reading

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Spa Day

We can’t fix some problems this side of heaven. Yet, some we can. Friday is my day to stay with Mom, who suffers a chronic illness that has stolen her strength and much of her independence. I can’t fix those physical … Continue reading

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What is that Fragrance?

The Chanel perfume promised intoxicating fragrance when it left France during World War II. An American soldier struck a bargain with one of the few manufacturers whose building still stood after the Paris bombings. To supplement his army pay, he … Continue reading

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What I Meant to Say Was …

What they meant to say was different from what they said. True bloopers from the pulpit and church bulletins: Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. … Continue reading

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Remember…

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana, philosopher and poet, 1905 Reposting and remembering today…Wishing you a Memorial Day filled with peace. In honor and memory of those who gave the full measure of sacrifice for our … Continue reading

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The Chain Reaction in Motion

The 76-year chain reaction started one Sunday morning in 1858. A Sunday school teacher, Mr. Kimball, led a Boston shoe clerk to give his life to Christ. The shoe clerk was Dwight L. Moody. Moody became an evangelist whose powerful … Continue reading

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