Category Archives: Spiritual Contemplation

Reflections by a Mountain Stream

I can’t explain how the sound of pounding, rushing waters can be so peaceful and soothing… but I sure can enjoy it! Continue reading

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Marking the Passing

Among the things I’d planned for my Fourth of July, helping with Wilberta “Billie” Jane Kelly’s funeral wasn’t one of them. It was an honor that my plans got changed! Continue reading

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The Courage of Choice

You ever find yourself knowing exactly what you want to do but lacking the courage to do it? Maybe doubting that God would actually bless you doing what you want to do? Continue reading

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Fighting Nature

There are times when persistence is virtue and times when it is nothing more than sheer stubbornness. A cup of coffee and prayer for wisdom just might be the right way to go… Continue reading

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In Praise of Work

I cannot think of anything that I have or am able to do that does not rely upon the work of others. I give thanks for them! Continue reading

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Evening Serenade

Grown kids and growing grandkids, guitars and singing in a back yard in the shade in the fading part of a summer day feels like family and seems a bit like immortality. Continue reading

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Academic Retreat

Even in intellectual settings, it is the caring for one another that matters most and helps us focus together on the work that we share. Continue reading

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