Yearly Archives: 2013

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Of Monuments and Memories

October 28, 2013 In early March, I added something to one of the bookshelves in my new office. It was a picture of the sanctuary of the Kirk of the Hills. Under the picture was a note indicating the years I had served as a pastor. I placed it on a shelf where I would … Continued

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Good News of Great Joy: An Advent Devotional

As families in your church reflect on the Advent season this Family Advent Devotional by Beth Myers with Betty Ann Snider is made to help them grasp the meaning of Christmas.

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Life Insurance–Is It Enough?

October 21, 2013 In February 2013, I was faced with the decision about what to do with my life insurance policies. How much is enough? Is the cost of the policy worth it? The watching eye of the agent made me feel pressure, and I was tempted to let fear rule my decision – fear … Continued

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Gorilla in Plain Sight

October 14, 2013 In February 2013, I read an internet article on (“Gorilla Hiding in Plain Sight”) about a study by Harvard researchers, which was based on a 1999 study on selective attention (“The Invisible Gorilla Study”). They presented a group of radiologists a picture of a lung scan and superimposed a matchbook-sized picture … Continued

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Forgetting to Give Thanks

October 7, 2013 As a parent, one lesson we tried to instill in our children was to say, “please” and “thank you.” Children tend to want and grab, and then have an attitude of entitlement when they receive what they desire. Though no longer a child, I am still learning that lesson. 6 Do not be … Continued

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Too Anxious to Sleep

October 1, 2013 I hate waking an hour or so before the alarm is set to go off. 95% of my rest is complete, and my mind begins the schedule of the new day–especially if life is hectic. I find that I argue with myself. I devise a contingency for some problem or decision, and … Continued