05 Jan 2016

FIRST: Experiences with the Spiritual Disciplines

The Spiritual Disciplines can seem intimidating. If I’ve never fasted before, should I jump straight to the 40 days wilderness thing like Jesus? Do I need to go out to

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01 Jan 2016

The Holiness Resolution

Samuel Logan Brengle (1860-1936), known as “the apostle of holiness,” was once asked for his secret of holiness, to which he replied: “Keep in the will of God, obey Him, seek

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01 Jan 2016

Detoxifying Your Soul

Baby Steps We all want to be more organized. The old adage, “A place for everything and everything in its place,” is a goal we strive to achieve. I recently

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20 Nov 2015

Look for the Helpers

There’s a lot going on in the world today. It’s always been that way, but my eyes are opened more to it now than they have been before. As a

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19 Nov 2015

DON’T DO IT!

Okay. I’m not holding anything back. Here’s the deal. All advice is not worth taking. Seriously. Trust me on this one. Don’t do it!   What spurred this proclamation? The

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12 Nov 2015

LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, ENCOURAGEMENT, ADVICE

  It’s been a fixture in Hamilton, Ohio, for all of my life and all of my parents’ lives, and then some. For 98 years, Tom’s Cigar Shop has been

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06 Nov 2015

He WAS the Sermon

Sunday fell the day after Halloween. Our Corps Officers were out of town for the week, and had arranged for a very competent officer couple to fill in and preach.

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29 Oct 2015

The 2 Minute Miracle

Life can be chaotic!  Going to work, running errands, cleaning the house, feeding the family, ministry at church, (insert your specific thing here), so on and so forth.  The list can

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15 Oct 2015

Think Globally, Act Locally

Care of the earth has certainly been in the news lately.  The Environmental Protection Agency is targeted for lawsuits in the wake of a toxic spill in the Animas River

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08 Oct 2015

Write It Down!

Have you ever found yourself thinking a thought and saying to yourself “How did I get here?”  It might have been a moment when you were thinking about what you

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01 Oct 2015

BORED

While catching up on Facebook I read two different posts, which stated, “I’m bored!” Really? Bored? To be blatantly honest with you, how can anyone be bored? Life is exciting.

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24 Sep 2015

TREES

Straight. Tall. Beautiful. The sight is familiar to travelers, whether the journey is via car, bus, or train. Through Maine, Pennsylvania, and Switzerland, the birch, oak, maple, and pine trees

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