Category: On my mind

Thyself

Hi (mostly) Ladies: Facebook seems to know I’ve gained weight and is showing me ads for women 14-32. Dude. God loves us all shapes & sizes, but I’m a size 6-10ish in a 14ish size body right now … I am not my best self. I am not as strong as I should be or […]

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Learning to Fall

Becoming a Christian later in life is kind of like learning a new sport as an adult. I skied for the first time in my early 30s. I had never been super athletic. I liked to bike ride, could swim, and didn’t mind taking a walk or hiking on a trail, but that’s about it. […]

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A Lover of our Country: Maya Zollman

……. Maya wrote this recently for a "futuristic article" assignment. Maya S. Zollman was born on November 19, 1999, the second child but first daughter of Kevin and Shelly Zollman, and was raised in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. She graduated from the  Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy in 2018 and from the United States Military Academy (West […]

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Hope = Patient Endurance

Hope Floats. Hope Springs Eternal. Hope Chest. I hope I get that new job I applied for. I hope my car starts tomorrow. I hope… When hope is used as a verb for most people, it is a wish. Something wanted, but not certain. Otherwise, wouldn’t we say, "I EXPECT that I will get that […]

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Gettin’ some Religion Part 1: Jesus is not a picture on the wall

Thinking back about what “religion” or “God” or “Christianity” meant to me as I kid was more about what it WASN’T than what it WAS. My family wasn’t very religious. We were “Methodist” which didn’t mean much to me except it wasn’t one of those “crazy” denominations … although I’m not sure exactly what that […]

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God Skies, Triggers, and Santa.

I was driving west on I-90 to pick up Maya at school today and noticed the amazing “God Sky.” Some time ago I heard someone call those gorgeous, fiery, orange and red skies this time of year “God Skies.” I guess they’re ALL God Skies, but sometimes they stand out more than others. Today’s God […]

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