Remember Thanksgiving

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  “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” -Henry Ward Beecher It seems each year that Thanksgiving becomes more and more of a coda: just a little something tucked quietly away between Halloween and Christmas. If it weren’t for football games and the big meal, it might already have passed into oblivion. … Continued

Come and See!

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Come and see what God has done… Psalm 66:5 Indeed! For my money, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are one of the prettiest places I know of to view vibrant autumnal colors. Even at the height of foliage season, with many visitors flocking to the area, solitude can be found at the edges of … Continued

October Gave a Party

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  “October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came….” Though the autumn colors here in the Intermountain West are nothing like those in my beloved New Hampshire, they are still quite beautiful. I just have to learn to live without those fiery reds. 🙂 Here’s hoping you can get out and enjoy some of … Continued

Welcome, Autumn

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  Growing up in the Midwest, autumn was not my favorite season. The stately, mature oaks which filled the landscape – beautiful though they were – didn’t become very colorful as summer bid us farewell. To me, autumn meant lots of yard cleanup, knowing that the biting cold winter was not far behind. Somewhat unexpectedly, … Continued

The Dog Days

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Where has the summer gone? (For that matter, where has this year gone?) Store aisles are filled with back to school supplies. Many churches are preparing to get back into the swing of things with programs that pause for a break over the summer. We’re not even halfway through August, but September’s busy calendar seems to be … Continued

Scripture Sunday

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The righteous man walks with integrity; blessed are his children after him. Proverbs 20:7   Happy Father’s Day!

D-Day, 75 Years Later

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It’s still staggering to consider the enormity and significance of Operation Overlord – D-Day. It remains the largest air, land, and seaborne invasion in history, involving more than 150,000 troops and thousands of ships and aircraft. The victory was costly. 9,000 of the Allied forces either lost their lives or were wounded. Consider how many … Continued

The Old Man of the Mountain

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May 3rd is a sad anniversary for New Hampshire: the symbol of the state, the Old Man of the Mountain, fell to the ground from his perch high above Profile Lake 16 years ago. Years of freeze/thaw cycles finally took their toll in the wee hours that morning in 2003. Appropriately, perhaps, no one witnessed … Continued

Every Day is a Gift

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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~Marcus Aurelius