Tag Archives: Comparison

Why Attend Church With the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many people are turned off by church people and so don’t attend.  Although I attend, my feelings run in different directions because of my experiences: a.   Church people have been unusually nice to me, visiting me in the hospital, … Continue reading

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Not Chosen

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/17) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Matthew 15:21-28 As I became a better hitter in baseball, I felt good when I was among the … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/16) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Matthew 8:5-13 What made this man think that a Jewish rabbi—reported to have miraculous powers—would help him? He … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Have to Spend The Higher Amount

Observations About Life:  Many years ago a wise man gave me some good advice.  He said  “There are two things in life for which you should go first class:  1) your first date with someone and 2) the oil in … Continue reading

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I’m Still Me

Observations About Life: It still requires a few blinks to get used to the elderly man I see in the mirror.  There are only whispers of hair where massive amounts once lived, changed at intervals from left to right or … Continue reading

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Everything Seemed Smaller Now

Experience as a Flashlight:  A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to travel back with my brothers to our boyhood town.  It’s a small town in a largely agricultural area of Wisconsin.  Our dad had moved us there … Continue reading

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A Red Shirt and Orange Pants?!

Living in the Past:  All the nuns saw him immediately when he entered school.  He was a classmate of mine and he was wearing a flaming red shirt with brilliant orange pants.  It was back in the days when loud … Continue reading

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