Monthly Archives: September 2010

Family Ties

Music is a beautiful language which speaks to our souls. Words on the wings of music often break through and affect me much deeper than speech alone. The second verse of a hymn by Keith Getty teaches, admonishes, and convicts … Continue reading

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Lazy Fall Afternoons

Having previously proclaimed my hearty dislike of summer, I feel the need to exclaim about the wonderful days of fall that we are experiencing in Central Illinois.  Blue skies, cool breezes, warm (not hot) sunshine, combines in the fields, life … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails

Fall seems to be the season of remembrance for me. The short commute to work through corn and bean fields makes me remember childhood with a cozy feeling. One morning this week I was driving to work a bit earlier … Continue reading

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Friendships

My best friend as a child was Roxanne, the daughter of our pastor. We were inseparable, riding to and from school together, attending the same class at school and Sunday School, playing together and even sitting together in church when our mothers … Continue reading

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Extreme Expectations

Synonyms for the word extreme include extravagant, immoderate, excessive, uncompromising, unreasonable. I think we are living in an extreme culture. I don’t like it. And I don’t like the way I am influenced by it. One of the most obvious … Continue reading

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