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January 21, 2021

Weekly Reflection – A Christian Response

Weekly Reflection – A Christian Response

A Christian Response is necessarily different from a worldly response. My friend, Raymond Key, has shared the following article by Scott Sager. It speaks of how Christians might respond to the events of the past few weeks in America. It looks forward to the momentous coming week when a new President is installed.  I am…
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January 13, 2021

Weekly Reflection – Believe and Do

Weekly Reflection – Believe and Do

Believe and do is not just a catch phrase. In a sermon this past week Mark Abshier of the MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas suggested that the Bible doesn’t have a single teaching that does not affect how we should live in life. I think he is on to something. Numerous teachings in…
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January 5, 2021

Weekly Reflection – Nearer My God to Thee

Weekly Reflection – Nearer My God to Thee

Nearer My God to Thee: “To be near God is my happiness” was this past year’s theme for one of my friends, Drew Woods of Sugar Land, Texas, where he pastors a large church that has been affected by the COVID-19 virus. Pastor Woods used this theme in his sermons almost every week of 2020.…
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December 29, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Focus on the Family

Weekly Reflection – Focus on the Family

Focus on the family: I have observed a lot of families during my first 75 years of life. They have been amazingly diverse, yet also similar. One thing they hold in common is a desire that their children be given the best possible preparation for life. Everyone wants their children to have the opportunity for…
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December 9, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Maintain Balance in a Time of Disruption

Weekly Reflection – Maintain Balance in a Time of Disruption

I was reminded today of three things that help me maintain balance during times of disruption and crisis, times like today’s COVID-19 pandemic, times like December 7, 1945 (Pearl Harbor), times when we find it hard to agree with or even understand our neighbors. First, God does not practice social distancing. Yes, we have found…
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December 1, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Frustrated

Weekly Reflection – Frustrated

Have you ever felt totally frustrated by someone else’s interpersonal behavior? Someone who seemed determined to counteract everything you could possibly do or say? The disagreement builds, and your inner pressure rises to the bursting point, and it is all you can do to keep a level head during the whole episode. Then if so,…
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November 23, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Start Children Off

Weekly Reflection – Start Children Off

“Start children off in the way they should go and even when they are old they will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Last week we enjoyed having our one-year-old grandchild over for a play day. Some time during that visit, I turned on the TV show Sesame Street and had it play the “ABC…
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November 12, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Brilliant Autumn Leaves

Weekly Reflection – Brilliant Autumn Leaves

(I share this Reflection, Brilliant Autumn Leaves, each year in the early autumn, about the time the leaves in the northern hemisphere begin to change color.  So, here it is!) A few years ago my wife and I enjoyed a ten day trip to New England where we were able to experience the brilliance of…
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November 3, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Working for the Common Good

Weekly Reflection – Working for the Common Good

In all my years of traveling around the world, one thing has been present in every region, everywhere. One thing has stood out and convinced me of the certain triumph of the great human gamble on equality and justice. Everywhere there are people who, despite finding themselves mired in periods of national [disruption] or personal…
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October 27, 2020

Weekly Reflection – If You Want to Change the World

Weekly Reflection – If You Want to Change the World

And yet I will show you the most excellent way. If I lead hundreds down a meaningful spiritual path but neglect my family, I am only a blind guide. If I have the gift of teaching and can command great audiences in person or on the Internet, and if I have a faith in God…
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