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Friends Serve One Another

One of my fondest memories of friendship came out of a time when Paula and I were hurting the most.   We were at home, both of us recovering from physical setbacks. I had been in the hospital with pneumonia two … Continue reading

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Serving Difficult People

One Sunday Paula and I were arriving home from church and not only was I tired, but my mind was full of the events that had happened during the day.    We pulled up in the driveway  and I grabbed my … Continue reading

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Love Sacrifices for Others

Love is never mediocre, but extreme.    It is willing to pay the greatest cost and carry the heaviest burdens – without anyone ever knowing about it.    If there is no sacrifice, there is no love. That’s why many bail out … Continue reading

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Love Focuses on Others

I don’t get to visit a lot of churches because of my responsibilities at our church, but I do enjoy doing so because I  learn ways to help us be more effective in our ministry.   One of the things I … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Dealing with Pride

Pride is so insidious that we don’t even know when we are infected by it.   We can defend and absolve ourselves, but if the symptoms of pride are evident (see previous post) then so is the root.  And the root … Continue reading

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Kindness is Seen in Meeting Practical Needs

Kindness does little things to meet practical needs.   It is thoughtful, caring and acts without thought of being recognized.    The need is motivation enough to get involved. There is a great example of this in the Bible.   After being in … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Marriage

My parents were married on December 6, 1956.   We had a reception for them to honor them to honor them on their 50th wedding anniversary in December, 2006.   I’m so glad we were able to do it because my Dad … Continue reading

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