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Weekly Letters

Who Am I, That I Should Go?

     I have the privilege again this week of teaching a class at the Mountainside Ministry Training Center for International Messengers, a mission organization that trains missionaries for either short or long term ministries which are primarily in eastern … Continue reading

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He Is Able

     I miss a lot of the old gospel choruses and hymns we sang in the past. Most had a melody that was easy to learn so they stuck with you; and most were also doctrinally sound and had … Continue reading

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God’s “Tuning Fork”

     From grade school through college, I played a French Horn in band and orchestra.  After warming up our instruments, before we began to play a particular piece of music, we would always tune our instruments either to the … Continue reading

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When is it Okay to Pray?

     Just a week ago, on “Monday Night Football,” Damar Hamlin, defensive back for the Buffalo Bills, suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle against the opposing Cincinnati Bengals. The crowd which had been very noisy cheering for their … Continue reading

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Inventory Time

     During high school, and sometimes during vacations from college, I worked at the local Coast to Coast hardware store.  In a previous “WOW,” I mentioned how hectic it was on Christmas Eve as last-minute shoppers became desperate to … Continue reading

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The After-Christmas Letdown

   For most, there is an exciting build up to Christmas day caused by the many extra activities, including: concerts, programs, baking, gift purchasing, decorating, wrapping presents and looking forward to family coming. Then finally the big day arrives with Christmas … Continue reading

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The Gift of Light

     In just a couple days (December 21st) we will arrive at the winter solstice and the shortest period of daylight of the year. Beginning on Thursday, December 22nd, the minutes of daylight will gradually begin increasing until we reach … Continue reading

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Our Walk

     We try to go for a walk each day. Not only does it provide good aerobic exercise (we walk at a good pace!) but also a time to talk without distractions.  We occasionally also invite others to join us, … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Snow

     It creates a lot of work, makes travel difficult and dangerous at times, but it also results in a beautiful landscape and limitless possibilities of recreation, including skiing, sledding, tubing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow forts and snowball fights … Continue reading

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Made for Music

Music, both instrumental and vocal, has always played a key role in our lives. My mom and sister (as well as my wife, daughter, and multiple other family members) have played (or play) the piano.  I have played the French Horn … Continue reading

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