Monthly Archives: July 2011

Watching Corn Grow

Yesterday evening Rori and I enjoyed Illinois’ home-grown Sweet Corn for dinner.  The corn was just a few hours removed from the farmer’s field.  Man was it good.  I have yet to eat Sweet Corn as good as what you … Continue reading

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Man-to-Man vs Zone Defense

When it comes to playing defense, do you prefer man-to-man or zone? I love Man-to-Man Defense, but it has one major problem, everyone on the team must play it well.  One open receiver on a football team can score the … Continue reading

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Sprinklers and Souls

Every evening Rori and I take a long walk around our neighborhood. During our recent 4-5 week dry spell we had to be on the lookout for sprinklers that watered sidewalks and walkers as well as lawns.  Rori prefers to … Continue reading

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Family Dinner

Families are interesting, unique, and surprisingly predictable.  Too bad we no longer make them a priority. It has been a focused-on-family month for me. Rori and I spent 3 weeks in Florida, interacting with my family; We are in the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare

It felt strange preaching on Spiritual Warfare in worship yesterday.  I am certain a few folk were uncomfortable with the topic.  Many believers prefer to dwell on the positive attributes of being a Christian and avoid conversations about the devil, … Continue reading

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A Storm Is Brewing

A prayer for a Psalm 46 Day. Lord, the storms outside are ferocious this morning. The rain is coming down in sheets, the winds are brisk, and the lightning is spectacular.  It makes me want to pull up the covers and … Continue reading

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A Reality Check

When I was a kid three of my favorite board games were Blitzkrieg, Waterloo, and Battle of the Bulge.  These were realistic board games in which we, as kids, re-fought the epic battles of WWII.  The American and her allies … Continue reading

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