When the Music Stops

In the children’s game of musical chairs, when the music stops, we compete for space … for seats. It’s a strange game in which everyone loses except one. Ironically, in this childish game, it seems that after being declared the winner, that person is...

Lessons from a Campground Kid

Ian’s mom was understandably frustrated, but maybe not as much as all the campground neighbors. “Ian, get off that. Ian, stop hitting him. Ian, come here. Ian … !” He was probably five or six years old, shouting constantly and at everyone, running...

The Bottom Line

The occasion dictated that I purchase a greeting card for my wife. I read perhaps a dozen cards before selecting one that conveyed my thoughts and sentiments. I waited until close to the time to present the card to sign and add my personalized comments enabling me to...

Forgetting to Remember

“Don’t forget to …”. We’ve heard such reminders all our lives: “don’t forget to brush your teeth … do your homework … take out the trash … pick up the groceries …”. And we’ve still forgotten. “Why did I come in...

Discovery of the Heart: The Hypocrite Within

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me, and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; Lead me in the everlasting way.” – Psalm 139:23-24 Hypocrisy is not an accusation that’s easily accepted. But I stand guilty as accused. If...
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