My brother, Hanani, shows up in my town with all kinds of bad news. Being the dutiful brother, I pray about it. And you're never going to believe what the Lord God of Israel did next!
Text based on the Old Testament account of Nehemiah's story
I nearly missed it. Thirty seconds sooner or later and I would have. Customers rushing by had no idea they were missing a holy moment.
When Tom and I got married he was a draftsman for the power and light company. He wore polos or sport shirts and slacks. My dad was a facility administrator in civil service. Dress shirts and ties were his norm.
Then I heard someone say that Tom's dad was a blue collar worker. But whenever I saw Dad in his "work clothes" it was pocket tees and jeans. (No blue collar in sight, but secretly I thought a pair of angel wings were tucked inside his pocket tees.) All I knew was Dad was an excellent carpenter, making things right with his hands.
When you grow up in Kansas, you're bound to learn a few things about one of her favorite sons, Dwight Eisenhower. Things like his service as supreme commander of the European forces during World War II, and the first Supreme Commander of NATO, not to mention as our nation's 34th President.
Dear Reader, I would like to invite you to join me in an experiment. Don't worry, no goggles, chemicals, or heat involved.
I really wanted to be an athlete when I was a kid. And I worked at it as hard as I could. Even the PE teacher said I was doing everything right when it came to basketball.
Effort and perseverance weren't enough. Failure and injuries were compounded by the rejection of peers who seemingly chose everyone else for their playground teams before me.
Our pastor is doing a series based on popular movies. A couple of weeks ago he shared how "Dunkirk" could reflect our faith journeys. There's a powerful line in the trailer: "Hope is a weapon." It got me to thinking about the power of hope.
Everyone I knew in high school thought Eddie was a great guy. He was an all-around athlete, including football quarterback. Sure, Eddie was in our advanced placement classes, too, but so what? It was a big class.
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