Turbulence and Control

Matthew 22:23-27 “We’ve been advised of turbulence ahead.” In other words, fasten your seat belts it’s about to get a little bumpy. Sometimes I wonder if it was like that for the disciples as they followed Jesus. Like the scene, Matthew describes when Jesus is confronted by the chief priests and elders of the people.…

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Just A Hitch

I learned many local expressions from the folks. One of my favorites was, “I’ve got a hitch in my get-a-long”. I think it applied to a variety of ailments…

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Of Falling Leaves and Going Home

Today is another beautiful day in Indiana. The sun is shining and the tree leaves have begun falling. The ground is being gently covered with the colors of orange, yellow, and brown and I’m reminded of falling leaves and going home.

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One More Thing: Pertinent

In uncertain times, it is always our temptation to retreat and long for the good old days. However, following the Ancient Way is not about doing laps around some monument of past success.

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One More Thing:Psalms 133

Yesterday Cheryl drove my mom back to Marion and plans to spend some time with her dad and our son and his wife. She loves knowing that family is just a short drive away. The risk of leaving me at home unsupervised is great. She knows furniture will be moved and a certain amount of…

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One More Thing:Psalms 96

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.98″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.10″ custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||” text_font_size=”18px” header_font=”Arial|700|||||||”] One More Thing Psalm 96 It is hard for me to read Psalm 96 because I first learned the opening verses back in our children’s ministry days. So now each time I come to this beloved psalm I am back in a…

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One More Thing: Psalms 27

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.98″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.10″ custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||” text_font_size=”18px” header_font=”Arial|700|||||||”] Occasionally I watch a program that includes a segment titled One More Thing. Often I walk away from Sunday thinking of another idea I could have teased out. So I am starting a new blog called One More Thing with the goal…

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A Word About Freedom

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.98″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″ custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||” text_font_size=”18px” header_font=”Arial|700|||||||”] On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key waited in the predawn darkness for the sight that would end his fears.  The enemy had been shelling Fort McHenry all night. For a time, the outcome of the battle was uncertain. As the attack…

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