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Patience…

Lord give me patience—and please hurry! This is not to be confused with the prayer of a young family practice physician attempting to start up an independent practice in a small town—in which case it would be spelled “patients”. Aside … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Control…

Most of us like to feel like we are in control as we make our way through life. I saw this tendency develop quite early in my children, and I see it again even more so in my grandchildren. Much … Continue reading

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A Simple Prayer…

Read – 1 Kings 18 Focus on verse 36-38 The most sincere prays are very often born in dire circumstance. The soldier in the foxhole, the mother who has lost track of her toddler in the park, the student who … Continue reading

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Plow Horse…

Read – 2 Samuel 16 Focus on verse 9-10 I remember a story my father used to tell us of a plow horse that his father owned named Queen. I do not remember what breed of horse Queen was, I … Continue reading

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Wise Politician?

Read – 2 Samuel 3 Focus on verse 36-37 The term “wise politician” may seem a little like an oxymoron in the current arena of American politics, however, I suspect that amidst all the corruption that is becoming evident, there … Continue reading

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Transition of Power…

Read – 2 Samuel 2 Focus on verse 8-11 Historically, transitions of power are almost always accompanied by conflict, and very often by bloodshed. The concept of governments changing hands in a peaceful and honorable fashion would seem to be … Continue reading

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It takes two…

Read – 1 Samuel 22 Focus on verse 17 When our boys were younger there would periodically be disagreements, which occasionally would escalate into what one might call a fight. Typically, when it escalated to the point of violence we … Continue reading

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