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Faith is tested when death enters picture

As a hospital chaplain, I watch people die almost every day.


The case of the confused contributor

A few months ago, I got the ridiculous notion that the senior pastor in my church was giving me the stink eye. Problem is, I...


Keeping faith through the traumas of our life

Last month, I visited a psychologist. No, not because a few of my readers think I’m crazy, but as a routine visit in the...


In new neighborhood, hearing voices from the sky

If you read my last two columns, you’ll know that my wife and I sold our five-bedroom McMansion and moved into a...


Reality of living in a tin box

Last week, I wrote about how my wife and I sold our five-bedroom McMansion and are now renting a 40-year-old doublewide mobile...


Move brings peaceful change

This past month my wife and I sold our McMansion and then donated or sold much of its contents. We banked the equity...


Forceful faith gains no entry

Some years ago I was filling my car with gas when a woman stopped her car close enough to pitch a question from her window.


Judgment Day revenge not up to us

Recently, the news has been full of some fairly unrighteous characters.


Searching for a heavenly sign

Twenty-five years ago we caught Sara, our firstborn daughter, jumping on her bed and singing the “Johnny Appleseed...


Doing with less in a land of plenty of stuff

Next month, my wife and I will take a huge financial step: We are going homeless. But don’t worry. I won’t be on...

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