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The Telling Thing

  My unseen actions and attitudes, this is the telling thing. Lord, turn my face toward you today, that I might be faithful in every thing, especially the small and seemingly insignificant. Where there’s no earthly accountability, help me still to take the next step in devotion to you. *My graphics are always free to […]

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4 Things We Can Do *Today* about Racism

“Racism is the most common sin in the world.”  -Rick Warren On my thirty-fifth birthday, I made the front page. “Good Samaritan injured in carjacking.” Accompanying the headline were two faces drawn by a police sketch artist based on my recall of the previous day’s attack. Two boys, late teens, Hispanic. One’s face broad; the other’s […]

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A Bravery that Leads to Delight

I round the corner in my walking shoes, passing our little country airport. That gold vintage airplane sits again at the tip of the runway like a lone sunflower in a dormant field. I wonder again, Who owns that snazzy plane? and dream up a character sketch for another day. I’m on the long, straight […]

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Why You Might Want to Stop Reading This

Remember when running wasn’t a thing? In the late 70s, we were only just starting to try on the term aerobic for size. Then Jim Fixx’s The Complete Book of Running hit the shelves, introducing the concept of running, or “jogging,” for health . . . and for pleasure. For the first time, Americans weighed […]

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