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Gut and Rehab

Gut and Rehab

Last year our Pastor introduced the church vision for the year: Mission Possible.  It’s not hard to figure it out.  With God, what we find impossible becomes possible. In Him, barriers come down and amazing things happen. As a motivational exercise to kick off the new year, each family wrote down a list of things for 2018 – things we desperately wanted, but found overwhelming, difficult, or even impossible.  The week between Christmas and New Year’s, we brought our list to a church service and had a ceremony of starts, where families prayed together and then stamped our list with a...

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First Things First

First Things First

First Things First   I’m a murderer. A serial killer, really.  Over the years there are dozens — maybe hundreds of victims of negligent homocide that I have shamefully covered up and discarded.  I want to stop.  I really do.  But in all my life I have never, ever owned a plant I haven’t eventually killed. It’s so embarrassing.  I mean, sure, in my 20s when I was an irresponsible college student it was to be expected.  I would bring house plants to the brink of death and then take them over to my dad’s.  Dad is the plant whisperer. ...

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Present and Accounted For

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Present and Accounted For

My niece Lilly was trying to tell me something – something very important, judging by the extremely earnest look on her face.  The all-too-familiar realization came that I hadn’t heard a word she had said to me in the past minute or two.  I mean, I was looking right at her, watching the tilt of her head and the movement of her lips, but my mind was too far away to hear her voice or comprehend the words. She looked expectant, waiting for my response.  None came, because I hadn’t been listening. Sweet Lilly, ready for a chat. This is a...

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