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Wheat Pennies

When I was 6 years old, I got good and mad at my mother. I don’t even remember what it was about, but I kept quiet ― either that or she was intransigent on the issue. I don’t remember, but … Continue reading

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How People Change

I’m reading a book called How People Change. When I looked at it, a little voice inside said, “Right, like I’m going to find some revolutionary wisdom here. Every writer/minister wants to sell books and expand his sphere of influence. … Continue reading

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There’s a Cain Inside All of Us

The story of Cain and Abel usually comes off sounding like that of a poor sap who makes an unfortunate blunder and then gets carried away by anger in the aftermath. But what really happened? Could there be more of … Continue reading

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The Kindness of God

A close friend sent me an article that posed the question: Does our sin prevent the Holy Spirit from moving in our lives? The question is a difficult one. The answer is bound to lie somewhere between two cultural extremes.

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A Pointed Reminder

I just got corrected by God. It wasn’t a harsh correction. To the contrary, my own conscience supplied all the bite. A member of my family came forward to apologize for hurtful things he has done and said. I admit, … Continue reading

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The Return of Scraps Grofsky

It’s been several months since I’ve heard from Scraps Grofsky. As the reader may remember, Scraps is the older, much more intelligent brother of my friend, Skids Grofsky. He has been known to send me long, angry e-mails that are … Continue reading

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Discipline

I tossed and turned all Sunday night. Actually, it was Monday’s wee hours. Sunday had been a beautiful day.  In spite of illness, anxiety and a potent helping of the blues, I prayed to God as I went about my … Continue reading

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Proverbs in Motion

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” –Prov. 15:1 I was at the Chevron getting gas when he came up to me. He was around 40, drably dressed with a scraggly beard, tousled brown … Continue reading

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Anger

“Holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.” –Alcoholics Anonymous adage. “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” –Ephesians 4:31

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