Archive | October, 2013

Is THAT the Reason We’re Called “Followers?”

  Today I awakened before dawn. The day’s burdens began to weigh upon me as I lay in bed trying to go back asleep. Finally I got up and slipped quietly downstairs to my computer. I sat down and sighed. My plans and life’s circumstances were not getting along. To gain a little perspective, I […]

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A Harvest about to Rot

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. – Matthew 9:37 They stand at attention in tight little rows, soldiers in the fight against take-out. I pop into the cold storage that sits against the hillside next to our home and survey the troops. It has taken many hours of hard work, but I am […]

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Salmon Valley Celebration

Be hospitable to one another without complaint. – 1 Peter 4:9 Our destination was the town of Salmon, in southern Idaho. We started from our home in northern Idaho. We drove west for several hours up the Clearwater River and over the winding Lolo Pass. That put us in Montana. Then we drove several more […]

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What They Didn’t Tell Us

Until our nineteen-year-old son broke his neck in a fall in the summer of 1997, we knew little about spinal cord injuries. His break was very high, and the chance of his survival was bleak. Since he was injured during a trip to Canada and we live in the United States, it was a difficult […]

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When the Path Gets Rocky

We all stumble in many ways. – James 3:2 It was another hot August day. I was working outside and feeling increasingly irritated in the oppression of the afternoon heat. A hint of smoke from some distant wildfire loitered menacingly in the breeze. Alarmed, I paused to scan the sky for the dreaded pillar that signaled […]

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