Category Archives: Service

Refinements and Focus

After some soul searching, the author has decided to provide a consistent focus to this blog.  In the past it has been his practice to write on a variety of topics while practicing his writing skills.  While this may have … Continue reading

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A Lengthening Shadow

As my mouth was speaking these words to my wife in our devotions, my heart scanned memory for a time this was true for me: “After they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to … Continue reading

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Surrounded By Faithfulness

“O LORD God of hosts, who is as mighty as you, O LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you.”  (Psalm 89:8 NRSV) Think of it.  God is surrounded by His faithfulness.  What is faithfulness?  Faithfulness is the quality of loyalty or steadfastness.  … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Got Talent

NBC has a provided a show for gifted people.  It’s called “America’s Got Talent.”  According to Wikipedia this show is part of the British “Got Talent” Franchise.  “It is a talent show that features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other … Continue reading

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Get Going

Last night at a meeting for writers, we were all encouraged to let our passion for writing move us forward.  That’s an easy thing to agree to do while “up” there with all the other writers.  Today I have to … Continue reading

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Reflecting on This Union

About 200 yards away just across a busy traffic artery there stands a flag pole with a giant American flag raised to the top.   The morning blue sky perfectly mats the red, white and blue.  Cars scoot easily by at … Continue reading

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Doing the Will of The Parent

When I was a teenager I had difficulty following my mother’s instructions.  I thought her ways old-fashioned and I knew better, cooler ways of doing things.  There was a stubborn streak in me then and the bad news is it’s … Continue reading

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Getting Stronger in My Faith

Today I have another faith challenge.  I have to visit a building and go to the third floor.  To get there I have to take an elevator. Yes, I am claustrophobic and so taking this elevator becomes a matter of … Continue reading

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What Do Faith and Works Have in Common?

“He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised.” (Romans 4:11 NRSV) In this section of the Bible, there is a lot of heavy language concerning a … Continue reading

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Moved to Service

Because of a devastating blow-through in my life in 2006, I could see the humanity of Jesus in my Gospel reading today. “Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. … Continue reading

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