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The blessing of noticing and being noticed

Very often I sit by a 77-year-old woman at church. When she walks out of church, the pastor greets her with, “Good to see…

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A patient teacher

One of my favorite teachers was my freshmen Algebra teacher. Math and I have a love-hate relationship. You may love it; I do not….

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The first Christians loved life

The Romans, as you may have heard, did not love children. Not only did they often abort them; they also “exposed” them, meaning that…

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Speed bumps

Ugh! Speed bumps. They’re everywhere. It was bad enough when they put them in parking lots. Now they’re on the narrow streets of neighborhoods…

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Adjust your speed

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with . . . patience” (Colossians 3:12). I’m a regular consumer of audio…

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Slow down your Thanksgiving

The rush is on. Get the turkey in the oven. Finalize the cleaning. Make that last-minute trip to the store, pick up Grandma, and…

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Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

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Let there be lights

A few years back, our family took a tour through Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. At one point in a deep, open part of the…

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No time for spiritual retirement

The Johnny Depp trial and the latest Top Gun movie have shown me, among other things, that my generation isn’t as young as it…

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For women 50 and older (and those who love them)

Paul wrote some curious words about older women: “Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers…

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For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 2

If you’ve ever witnessed a baptism, you might have seen a small crowd of people gathered in front of church. When a child is…

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For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 1

Of all the official members of my church, about 7 percent of them are what the apostle Paul called “older men,” a Greek word…