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By   |  August 31, 2015

Recently, we were south of Columbus and saw a billboard advertising the outdoor drama"Tecumseh." We have been to see this awesome performance a few times and...

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Keywords: 1 peter  |   76 comments

ABC's of Life

By   |  August 24, 2015

In American Profile the other day, there was an article about the ABCs of back to school. The list covered a wide variety of subjects that parents need to be considering as they...

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Keywords: matthew, psalms  |   76 comments

An Empty Place

By   |  August 17, 2015

This week is a special week in my life. On August 18, 1979, I married my best friend and this year we celebrate 36 years of marriage. This feat alone makes her an amazing...

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Lead Us Not

By   |  August 10, 2015

In 1919, a big hit song was "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree?)." It was a time in the United States when the country was experiencing...

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Keywords: corinthians  |   10 comments

Good Enough

By   |  August 3, 2015

An interesting thing takes place in our house when my wife is on the flower and altar committee at church. All of a sudden, spring garden shopping for our yard takes on a...

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Keywords: philippians  |   291 comments

New Things in a Bigger World

By   |  July 28, 2015

We have three frogs in our backyard - not the green slimy kind, but rather metal sculptures with lots of personality. They are, as my wife calls them, some of our...

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Keywords: revelation  |   617 comments


By   |  July 20, 2015

It's July. It's that time of year when life takes a laid-back attitude as we soak up the sunshine and warmth of the season. It is the nose-crinkling aroma ...

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Keywords: hebrews, mark, romans  |   56 comments


By   |  July 13, 2015

My wife and I have entered that next season of life called grandparenting. Although we don't get to see our granddaughters as often as we might like, we do...

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Keywords: psalms  |   244 comments

Looking Up

By   |  July 6, 2015

This is the best time of year to be living in Ashland County. Not only is the weather typical of the Midwest with beautiful days randomly interrupted by awesome...

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Keywords: psalms  |   78 comments


By   |  June 29, 2015

A familiar subject came up in conversation the other day when some people were lamenting the number of days until their retirement. We seem to have become obsessed...

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Keywords: luke  |   43 comments

In the Eyes of the Beholder

By   |  June 22, 2015

A few days ago, my wife was going into a restaurant the same time as an elderly gentleman. He walked with a cane and was stooped over so his range of ...

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Keywords: psalms  |   914 comments

Removing The Comma

By   |  June 15, 2015

When we think of the patriotic celebrations of summer, we generally think of the holidays of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. However, there is one day that...

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Speaking the Same Language

By   |  June 8, 2015

With baseball season underway, I am reminded of an experience that happened when I was in high school. My family were big fans of the Reds and since Riverfront Stadium...

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Keywords: thessalonians  |   48 comments

Paying Attention

By   |  June 1, 2015

We were in Buehler's the other day and were navigating an aisle to get what was on our list. Coming at us was one of those kid-friendly "carts" they have...

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Keywords: deuteronomy  |   68 comments

Running the Race

By   |  May 25, 2015

Greetings, fellow rats! I am not being cruel here calling you all a bunch of nasty rodents but rather I am simply describing our lives as they were defined back in the...

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Keywords: corinthians, timothy  |   1233 comments


By   |  May 18, 2015

I was out walking the other morning and saw a pencil in the street. It was your standard number two pencil in the institutional yellowish-orange color. You could ....

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Keywords: john  |   69 comments

Here Comes the Son

By   |  May 11, 2015

Wow, what a week! It is hard to believe but it feels like summer is finally here. (If you happened to miss spring this year, it happened a few weeks ago for about...

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Keywords: matthew  |   68 comments

Hide and Seek

By   |  May 4, 2015

I have a friend who posted on Facebook a short video of her two kids playing peek-a-boo. It is the sweetest thing. There is something about playing peek-a-boo with little...

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Keywords: matthew, seek  |   105 comments

One of the Crowd

By   |  April 27, 2015

Have you ever been to a sporting event and looked around at the different kinds of people in the crowd? Some of the crowds I have watched on TV are made up of an interest.....

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Keywords: sports  |   205 comments


By   |  April 20, 2015

It's Spring Cleanup Time in Ashland and what that means for our usually quiet street is an almost continuous string of traffic. People come in random cars and...

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Keywords: psalms  |   1019 comments

In the Garden

By   |  April 13, 2015

It's finally spring and I just came in from working in the yard. I was surrounded by trees just beginning to green and flowers coming into bloom. Soon the yard will...

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Keywords: garden  |   688 comments

Three Days

By   |  April 6, 2015

What did you do three days ago? In our busy lives, it is often hard to remember the events because they go by so quickly; we barely knew what happened. What will you...

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Keywords: easter, john  |   116 comments

Are You Waving?

By   |  March 30, 2015

We all shout and cheer for our favorite sports team or hero. Whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, bocce, or curling, we all urge on our teams. Winners or...

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Keywords: mark, palm sunday  |   5 comments

On Eagle's Wings

By   |  March 23, 2015

Even youths grow tired and weary, but those who hope in the Lord they will run and not grow weary...

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Keywords: isaiah  |   7 comments

Learning While We are Young

By   |  March 16, 2015

Last week, I had an experience I never considered would ever happen to me especially at my "young" age: I had cataract surgery. I had this delusion...

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Keywords: joseph, paul, peter  |   184 comments

Always Watching

By   |  March 9, 2015

In the movie Monsters, Inc.,The words, handed down from God through Moses, encouraged the Israelites to always be thinking about how God wanted them to live their lives.

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Keywords: children, deuteronomy, watching  |   165 comments

Hibernating Hearts

By   |  March 2, 2015

Ok, let’s have a show of hands. Who is tired of winter? Yup, that’s just what I thought: All but a couple of you raised your hand despite the fact that you are alone in front of your computer.

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Keywords: 1 john, heart  |   1067 comments

Your Move

By   |  February 23, 2015

In a recent Reader's Digest Great advice. How many times do we live in a grumpy state of mind simply because we think the world owes us?

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Keywords: advice, happiness, matthew  |   297 comments

Have A Heart

By   |  February 16, 2015

February is "Heart Month" which means that in the next four weeks, we will be bombarded with reminders of what we need to do to take care of our hearts.

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Keywords: heart, john  |   1435 comments

What's on Your Mind?

By   |  February 9, 2015

What are you setting your mind on today? Is it on things of this world or is it on what you can accomplish for the divine world?

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Keywords: lent, mark  |   302 comments
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