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Out of Focus

A few months ago, I asked a group of over 100 adults to commit to doing two things. First, they were to answer one question. A few weeks later, I explained, I would ask them to answer a fairly simple “poll”. I asked that they agree to commit only if they were...

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Dream Too Big

 When I was growing up, I was a dreamer. Oh, not the stereotypical dreamer with my head in the clouds and not grounded in reality. I was a practical child and teen, but I had dreams.Almost all of those dreams were inspired by books. Books which the protagonist...

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Simple Pleasures

Wherever I’ve lived over the past 30 or so years, I’ve put up hummingbird feeders and bird feeders. I don’t know much about birds — the migration habits of various species, how to identify them, etc., nor do I really want to. Maybe you can relate when I say that...

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Let it Snow — Not!

This was the view from my bedroom window at 6:15 this morning. If friends’ facebook posts are any indication, I’m in the minority when I say that I was not at all pleased to see the white stuff.It’s not that I don’t like snow; rather, I don’t like the cold...

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To blog or not to blog? That question has plagued me for a couple of years. I love to write, but the whole blog idea seemed somewhat contrived to me. After several months of prayerful deliberation, I’ve decided to return to the roots of blogging (think way back to...

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