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Sprinters and Tea Kettles

Job said, “My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy” (Job 9:25).  By runner, Job doesn’t mean a marathon runner, methodically running twenty-six miles.  491 more words

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Silent Sunday

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life so that we might grow in wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12

Silent Sunday

Wilting Flowers

The brevity of life is a major theme in the Bible. In Psalm 39, David asks the Lord to show him his life’s end and then uses three metaphors to illustrate a simple theme: Life is brief. 531 more words

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A Tornado and A Deer

Wake-up calls are all around. Just look at the news, or even at events unfolding around you. On August 19, 2009, a tornado hit the small town of Williamsville, Illinois, near my home, leveling a Casey’s convenience store and an antique store where a friend of mine worked—though fortunately she wasn’t there at the time. 447 more words

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An Overturned Semi-Truck

One morning several years ago, I received a shocking wake-up call. I was in a hurry to get to work when my preschool-aged daughter, Sammy, lying on the couch in the family room, caught me just before I reached the door and yelled, “Daddy! 460 more words

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You are Terminal

May 27, 2008, was a very sad day for me. On that day, Bob Szoke let people know that his son Steve’s earthly journey was over: Steve had gone on to be with the Lord. 638 more words

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The Obituary Game

Reminders of the brevity of life are all around, sometimes even coming in the mail. I was shocked to realize how much I was aging when I received a membership application from AARP the summer when I turned 50. 543 more words

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