Yet Another Oopsie-Doodle
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Yet Another Oopsie-Doodle

Timeliness, prioritizing, and organization have always been a challenge for me, while thinking outside the box, seeing the big picture, helping others, and experimenting in different forms of creativity recharge my soul. I am honored to be one of the many mentors within the Four C Inspire team that serves all 400+ freshmen at Farmington...

A lot can change in a year
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A lot can change in a year

A lot can change in a year. The year speeds by and all of a sudden we are older, maybe skinnier (or not), hopefully wiser, and hopefully closer to God. These are all things we lay out for ourselves every January. When the next January rolls around we evaluate how we did. Did we meet...

The Lord Is My Shepherd
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The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Snow! Glorious snow! Earlier this week, I noticed the shrubs outside the office. They have been laden with snow, and also with icicles!  I walked by them on my way to my office thinking, “Ooooh, I’ll have to get a picture of that”. He makes me lie...

Ancient-Future: That’s the Way to Go
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Ancient-Future: That’s the Way to Go

Ancient – Future. Does that sound like an oxymoron? Maybe.  There’s a passage in the Bible where God is calling out to His people, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest of your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16 NIV)....

Joy and The New Year
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Joy and The New Year

Coming into the New Year, we focus on change quite a bit. All the changes that happened in 2018, and the changes you hope to make in 2019. Our resolutions vary from eating healthier, stop smoking, being nicer, getting a promotion, quitting the job you hate, reading your bible more, or putting real effort into...

Prince of Peace
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Prince of Peace

‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!’  We all have heard that many times and many of us have reason to believe it is so. We look forward to our kids coming home or seeing the grandkids or going to grandma’s house. We bake cookies and put up our tree and sing carols. We...

Stop the rush
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Stop the rush

In a conversation I had earlier today we observed how full people’s lives are.  Work, family, household and other responsibilities have people “on the run”.   For those of us with day schedules, we get up, get ready, hurry to work, after hurrying children to school.  Then we work through break times, even lunches, push hard...

Parking Lot Promises
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Parking Lot Promises

Having finished placing all the printed and electronic communications for worship, I left the church lobby, heading outside through the main glass doors toward my car. It wasn’t that far at all since I parked it right in front; I had plopped all the goodies in it and drove it the 100 or so feet...

Be Thankful
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Be Thankful

Being thankful isn’t just for the Thanksgiving holiday. Scripture tells us to be “thankful in everything, in all circumstances” (I Thessalonians 5:18). A little song we sang back in the 70’s that Evie Tornquist made popular was “Be Thankful For the Good Things That You’ve Got”. “Oh be thankful for the good things that you’ve got Oh...

A Long Train of Thought
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A Long Train of Thought

Lives on both sides of my family have been influenced a lot by the railroad. Specifically, Santa Fe Railroad. Three uncles worked and retired from Santa Fe. My Mom was a Harvey Girl and the Harvey Houses were strategically located along the line. Rail passenger service is not nearly as popular as it once was.  Better highways,...