Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Deeply Rooted

For many years there has been a pear tree on the property of our church. Every year the tree produces an abundance of juicy, tasty pears. Neighbors often stop and ask if they may gather some of the pears. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Always Praying

1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray continually.” How can we do that? What does it even mean, anyway, to “pray continually”? Here is what Mandy Smith says about the matter—“Having a daily time of prayer is essential, but we must be … Continue reading

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Food Available

Last fall my wife and I put a bird feeder outside our living room window. We hoped to attract some birds that would entertain us and to offer some food to our little feathered friends to help them make it … Continue reading

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Hang In There!

A few days ago I noticed a small spider on our back porch. He was hanging from a single strand, about eye level, a couple of feet outside our back door. I kept an eye on the spider and noticed … Continue reading

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Craving Milk

A few weeks ago I watched a deer run across the hay field beside my house. She stopped at the edge of the field and just stood there. After a few seconds, her spotted fawn emerged from the bushes. It … Continue reading

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Take a Risk!

There is a story told about a time when humorist Will Rogers approached his friend Eddie Cantor for advice. It seems that Rogers was thinking about making some significant changes to his act, but he was worried about the dangers … Continue reading

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To Feed, or not to Feed?

Wildlife conservationists have a saying, “A fed bear is a dead bear.” This is to remind people of the dangers of feeding wild bears. There is danger, of course, to a person who would interact with a bear in such … Continue reading

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Nurture and Protect

One of the things my wife and I enjoy about living in the country is that we see various kinds of wildlife on a regular basis. Early this morning, I turned into our lane and saw a coyote in the field … Continue reading

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Not Walking Right

A had a friend who used to point out to me that I was obviously favoring one leg. He noticed my limp, and warned me that if I kept walking that way I could cause damage to another part of … Continue reading

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Room for Improvement

Here’s a quote from Dave Bristol, manager of the Milwaukee Braves baseball team in 1972—“There’ll be two buses leaving the hotel for the ball park tomorrow. The 2 o’clock bus will be for those of you who need a little … Continue reading

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