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Theatrical Withdrawal

The shocking thing about suffering is not that it happens, but that we are shocked when it happens.  The suffering can of course take many forms: bereavements, illness, chronic sickness, depression, pain, cold and flu, to name but a few! 533 more words


Never Going To Be the Same

There was this day. It was an evening actually that carried over into the late hours of the night…

Having flown thousands of miles to minister and serve people in the island country of the Philippines was to me in my mind, one of the coolest things I had ever done. 1,069 more words


Faith and Literature -- A Vocational Intersection

In October, 2014, I was invited to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa to participate in the festivities for Homecoming Weekend, and for the inauguration of their 10th President, Dr. 849 more words

A Pastors Third Rail

For my most recent post at LifeWay’s Pastors Today I have the privilege of telling you about my friend, Ryan Palmer, who pastors South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. 41 more words


When Things Don't Go as Planned

As we all know, even the best laid plans often go awry. In addition, sometimes even the most exciting of times become quite gloomy. As I stated in one of last week’s posts, kidding season is off and running. 485 more words


My Issue With Myself

My issue with myself is that I want more. I want more. I can handle whatever is thrown in my direction. What I want at the end of the day is more! 535 more words

Smiles All Around

A Picture of Shepherding

Around this time each year, our farm starts to kick into high gear. While there are still months until many farmers are thinking of planting fields and preparing for the warm weather, those of us who raise goats start the year off by welcoming in “kidding season.” Kidding season is one of the most exciting and nerve-wrecking times of the year on our farm. 547 more words