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Life’s Challenges

It’s hard to keep a promise

Carl Lewis won his first gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics. His father died one year before the next Olympics. At the funeral,…

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Thank God for detours

You’re late to the company party. Your hot dish is getting lukewarm on the backseat as you zip through yellow lights (well, orangish, to…

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Carry on

Following the death of Prince Philip, I read a quote from Nick Bullen, who worked with the prince for his 90th birthday celebration. “He…

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The prayer of a struggling believer

Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…

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3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…

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Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

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Deep trouble

What’s the worst trouble you’ve ever been in? Persistent unemployment? Disabling automobile accident? Massive debts? In jail? Caught cheating on your spouse? Multiple DWIs?…

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The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

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Not the same

Since 2013, I’ve worked as an elderly companion. While caring for my first client, I met a lively British lady who lived through WWII….

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When it’s time to let go

How good are you at letting go? Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I worry about what’s to come. I think we’re all feeling some…

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Sitting with you

This is not what I intended to write. For a month now, I’ve had a topic chosen, and it’s been rattling around my mind…

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In a corona world, love like a local

I made the mistake (again) of checking the news today. The headlines (again) were global. “America may be at its most dangerous point.” “Italy…