Do you need an in-car espresso maker?

I think I do. I love this idea. Granted it’s dangerous, but of course I would never use it while driving—only while stopped at a gas station or parking…

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Put a Ring Around Your Prayer Requests

I’m doing something new in my prayer life.  The idea came from my daughter Betsy. The last time I visited her apartment, she showed me one of her New…

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Long Live the Table

 At 6:00 this morning, 5 friends gathered around my kitchen table. We shared coffee and oatmeal and stories from the week. We prayed through Psalm 102—reading…

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The Iron Lady’s angle of repose

Margaret Thatcher is alive and well and had tea with the Queen a few weeks ago,…

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Managing Complexity with Checklists

If you like reading about innovative and practical ideas, here’s a book I…

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2012 will be A Wonderful Year

 Last night our family watched It’s a Wonderful Life, as our we do every…

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I think they’re on to something

Everyone wants to change the world, but how many people are actually doing something…

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Fear No Log

The only log significant enough to get mentioned in the Bible is the one in my eye. I’ve had a fear of this log—of having a blind spot that I couldn’t…

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What Happened to my House while I was Shopping

The day after Thanksgiving, I went shopping with my sister, my sister-in-law, and my oldest daughter. When we came home there was a skull-and-crossbones…

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N-Never (The Mouse Who Was Not Overcome)

“Jesus did not say you will never have a rough passage, you will never be over-strained, you will never feel uncomfortable; but He did say you will never…

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P-Place (Does personal growth impact eternity?)

“There’s no better place for me to become like Jesus than my present circumstances,” says Marie Chaplan. Why would I want to become like Jesus? That…

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