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When God is Looking Out for You

Tall buildings surround my office which makes parking extremely limited. I park at the cheapest lot within a reasonable distance that has available spots. That is until I left town for six weeks. Before leaving, I turned in my parking pass so I would not be charged. Little did I realize what would be happening…

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Learning to See Souls

You look down into a face. It’s dirty, snotty, serious. Surrounding the face is a mess of hair. You know lice may be in that hair. And who knows where the rubber boats they wear have been. Probably running through animal manure or worse. Their clothing has dirt on it. This is what hits your…

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Missions in America

Monday. A day people do not like. A day that can be hard for people to face. A day with lots of memes. Most people do not like this Monday because they had to go back to work after the weekend. I do not like this Monday because it means the missions conference at church…

Smiling Runner

Running with a Smile

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to photography Lighthouse Event’s Snowball Shootout 10k race. It was a dream course for a photographer. The start line, one mile mark, 3.1 mile turn around spot, 4.1 mile mark, and finish line were within one hundred feet of each other. You could shoot the start, walk fifty…

A Want or a Wish?

The other day, I was involved in a conversation about people growing in the Lord. A few lines of the conversation went something like this: Other person: “They want to grow in the Lord.” me: “I think they wish to. I don’t think they actually want to.” There is a big difference between wishing to…

A Location Crisis

I walked into the bathroom stall. Suddenly, my brain was in a whirl. I was in Mexico again. There sitting next to the toilet was a trashcan. I can see you right now, scratching your head going, “a trashcan?” That’s important enough to write about? You may not have noticed but in public American bathrooms,…