Category Archives: Practical Christianity

What traps you?

It’s on! We officially declared war on the mice. Oh sure, we’re right in the middle of their environs, a wide expanse of cow pastures, and I don’t mind if they build condominiums and gated communities, and sold time shares, … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas, Holy Christmas

“For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son . . .” John 3:16 “She (Mary) will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his … Continue reading

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Are You Still Cave-wandering?

One of my screen-savers is a photo taken from inside a cave looking out at crystal blue skies, calm ocean waters, and sandy beaches. The camera angle draws one toward the light of day. Just as happens in life, you … Continue reading

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Still Working the Old Skin?

A grey honeycombed-pattern snake skin twined around the Yaupon Holly and Coral Berry bushes in the north side flower bed. Spotting a discarded skin is not unusual in the country. Almost monthly snakes shed their outer skin as a natural … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Reroute?

We recently encountered heavy stop-and-go traffic on the Interstate before we realized a  multi-car accident blocked most of the north and sound-bound lanes. We worked our way south, past the pile-up, and traffic returned to posted speeds. However, the opposite … Continue reading

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Do You Believe God?

From the lavender, orange, and gold smudged long and low across the western horizon to the red and pink dappled skies of an early Ohio morning, I reveled in the breath-stealing artistry that marks our days. From the gentle lapping … Continue reading

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Who Knows Your Future?

I’m enjoying views from the eighth floor of a high-rise in downtown Chicago. Below me lies a series of paths that dissect geometric shapes of elaborately landscaped urban green space with floral pops of yellow, lavender, and fuchsia. Hotel guests stroll … Continue reading

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