Isolated

Recently, I stepped onto my balcony and looked down just as a toddler ran into his father's arms. The youngster registered a big smile as his loving parent picked him up and gave him a big hug.This was so encouraging because I had just been listening to a television...

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Darkness and Light

“There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle.”  (Spanish proverb).We are surrounded by tragedy - both personal and as a society - these are the dark periods in our lives, in the lives of our nations and of the world.  At...

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Touch

Yesterday I paused outside the deli in my office building to let pass a rather harried looking mother pushing a stroller loaded with a variety of shoulder bags and a small little girl.My mind was elsewhere and I never actually saw what caused it, but halfway through...

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Making a Difference

It was very late in the summer of 1970. I was a new teacher with a secondary science degree, desperate for a job. A parochial school in a small town of 1,300 people urgently needed an elementary teacher for geography, math and some science. It wasn't an exact match,...

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In the Midst of It All

John 3:21 "But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."One of the greatest privileges in ministry is that you get to meet some really good people. Over the years, I've come across...

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Move

1 Chronicles 16:34 "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" ESVLeviticus 19:34 "You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as a native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the...

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Riverbank’s Benediction

“Let’s go to Riverbanks Zoo!” I announced to my family.A day trip excursion was just what I needed. The hour and a half drive to Columbia from Charlotte was a relaxing get-a-way from everything that was bothering me. Monotonous stretches of asphalt smoothed my nerves...

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