A Lesson from a Donkey

If you’ve been reading this article over the last few weeks you’ve noticed a common theme: animals. They play such an integral part in our everyday lives that it’s not hard to draw parallels from their experiences to ours. This will likely be my last article on an animal (at...

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A Lesson from an Ox

Let me ask you a question: when was the last time you thought about an ox?  No, it’s not a trick question but one you’ve probably never been asked before. Unless you are inclined to eat Oxtail Soup you probably haven’t considered the humble life of an ox in a...

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A Lesson from a Dog

I must say that I am absolutely an animal lover. My wife and I have an ornery cat and two very spoiled dogs. Our dog Petie we got not long after we were married almost 12 years ago. I was travelling a lot for work and my wife needed some...

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A Lesson from a Bee

If our weather holds out for a few more weeks we should be seeing signs of Spring everywhere. Trees budding, flowers blooming, crops growing in the fields. It is a wonderful season that brings joy to many a heart that is plain old tired of winter. These signs of Spring...

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A Greater Home

Over the last few weeks our church has been in the process of getting a new parsonage. The new home is sitting in approximately the same location as the old parsonage on the church property only turned at a slightly different angle. In doing all of this our family has...

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The Power of Your Influence

Each of us, no matter how old or how young, have been given something akin to a super power. It’s not a super power, but it does have power. It is our influence. From the time we are born we begin to wield our influence. We learn quickly who we...

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A Bachelor Pad

For the past few days my wife and kids have been away at church camp. While I’m sure they are having a great time the experience has been sort of boring for me at home alone. For my whole life I’ve lived with someone else. When I graduated High School...

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The Unreliable Salesman

Imagine a scenario with me if you would. You are at home some evening and a salesman knocks on your door. Here he has, or claims to have, a new miracle drug. In just a few short hours of taking this supplement your hair will start to grow back to...

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This is Only a Test

Let us think back to a time when listening to the radio was peaceful or relaxing. Maybe it’s on a nice warm Sunday afternoon and you’re with your sweetheart checking out the countryside listening to some good music. Maybe you’re up at the crack of dawn listening to the night’s...

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A Time and A Place

I remember when I was a little boy my dad would often remind me that there is “a time and a place” for everything. What he was usually saying was that, I, the perfect child, was being too rambunctious at whatever time or place we currently found ourselves. Don’t tell...

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