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Faith Reflections
« on: July 15, 2009, 02:26:38 PM »

The Mystery of Great Tragedy
25 June 2009, 9:41 pm

What follows is the column that will be published in my hometown paper in Parkersburg, Iowa, next week.  Parkersburg suffered the murder of its football coach, community leader and great Christian man, Ed Thomas. ...

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A Mansion Here or There
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A Mansion Here or There
29 June 2009, 12:04 pm

Ed McMahon's mansion up until his death.

Ed McMahon, iconic entertainer who was best known as Johnny Carson’s sidekick, died recently.  He had been in the news in the last few months because h...

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Singing Before Dawn
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Singing Before Dawn
2 July 2009, 7:08 am

The birds were singing before the dawn! The new day is still almost dark and yet the birds are already singing! They don’t wait to sing until it gets light but sing before the light.

It reminds me to ha...

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Free to Be Our Best!
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Free to Be Our Best!
4 July 2009, 6:22 am

Happy 4th! It’s good to celebrate the freedom we have in the U.S.

But I also celebrate the freedom I can have in the powerful and loving presence of Christ to be the person God intends for me to be!

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Racing the Sun
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Racing the Sun
6 July 2009, 8:37 am

Last evening Diann and I were finishing a bike ride when I noted that the sun was in a perfect low position in the sky to get some great shots of a wheat field we had seen on our ride.  Once home with our bik...

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Praying into Thin Air? No!
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 04:00:07 PM »

Praying into Thin Air? No!
8 July 2009, 6:17 am

In just a few minutes I’ll be leaving for YES-FM radio.  I’ll be sharing a brief inspirational thought, as I did yesterday,  on what they call their “Morning Munch” segment (between 7:2...

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Pilgrimage in One Place
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Pilgrimage in One Place
9 July 2009, 5:59 pm



Author Kathleen Norris makes reference to “two vows that are unique to the Benedictines… the vows of stability and conversion.  Even as one promises to remain in a particular community for the rest ...

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A Holy Stream that Sustains
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A Holy Stream that Sustains
13 July 2009, 8:06 am

I’ve noticed while flying that most rivers have trees bordering both banks as they snake their way through otherwise treeless topography.  Trees like streams because there’s a constant supply of...

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Prayer that Leads to Peace
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009, 09:00:50 AM »

Prayer that Leads to Peace
24 September 2009, 5:47 am

Someone standing in the shadow of the cross on the land for the future site of our church facility.

I took a walk around our church’s prayer path on our new property late yesterday afternoon.  The m...

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The Fight Within
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The Fight Within
25 September 2009, 5:16 pm



There’s an old and much-told story, with variations, of which I want to tell you my version. A grandfather explains to his grandson, “There’s a battle going on inside of you, a terrible fi...

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Right Perspective
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Right Perspective
27 September 2009, 7:57 pm



Have you ever looked at yourself on the security monitor at a store or bank?  The camera provides an angle, usually from up high, that we rarely see of ourselves.  Even seeing ourselves in a home video...

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How We Walk
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2009, 09:02:52 AM »

How We Walk
29 September 2009, 6:44 pm



“I recognized you by your walk.” It’s happened a couple of times in the last several months that someone, who hasn’t seen me for awhile, saw me coming from a distance and first recognize...

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Meeting My New Grandson!
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Meeting My New Grandson!
3 October 2009, 9:41 am

Here’s Daniel, a recent addition to our family.  He’s not my youngest grandchild, but this is the first time I’ve met him since he joined the Zaragoza family (our daughter Julie’s fam...

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Misplaced Fears
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Misplaced Fears
9 October 2009, 9:32 am



Our granddaughter Ruth stood at the top of the water slide trying to get up the courage to slide down.  It was a low and broad slide and the water was nowhere to be found -  that’s because a large bucket ...

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A True Parable of Transformation
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A True Parable of Transformation
12 October 2009, 7:19 pm



The little girl of about six years of age walked down the mountain with some other village people, though she wasn’t with any of them in particular.  They were all seeking medical attention from...

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