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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...


Our actions speak very loud words

Last month, a Charleston reader wrote to tell me that he’d “... learned a great deal about you and your Christian...


Mundane heroism gets the job done

During my career as an Air Force chaplain, I was assigned to make regular morale visits into the work areas of the base.



Pray for those you don’t know

If you regularly read this weekly column, you’ll know that I often recount the inspiring stories of the patients I meet in...

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