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A Dream of My Father

The week of the third anniversary of my father’s passing a couple of weeks ago I had a dream about him.  Although I think of him and my mother often, missing them daily, I rarely dream about them so this … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’re turning 62?

You know how you just kind of go through life having birthdays?  Some memorable, some not so much and life doesn’t seem to change with age that much until…….. Until you look at yourself in the mirror with your glasses ON … Continue reading

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Will the Real Noah Please Stand Up??

In the Manz household, we usually wait for the DVD version of a new movie to be released before we see it, but with all the Noah hype among Christian and secular reviewers, we decided to spend the big bucks and … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Wonderful Friend

Something’s missing in the Manz house these last few days.  It’s hard to describe in how many different ways, but her 80 pounds of black fur with the sweetest face and doggie soul you could ever find is no longer … Continue reading

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Dealing with Criticism – Refining Our Blindside Part II

Blindside – the part of one’s field of vision, as to the side or rear, where one cannot see approaching objects.  Humans have almost 180 degrees of field of vision – and isn’t this descriptive, if we’re honest, how much … Continue reading

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Dealing with Criticism, Refining Your Blindside – Part I

Laying the Foundation………. I recently had the privilege of leading a workshop at the retreat our annual association of churches, Midwest Ministers’ Fellowship hosts each year at Lake of the Ozarks.  Pastors and church leaders, with their wives, gather for … Continue reading

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Help! I Feel Like a Woman Without a Country

I am seriously aghast – gaping, mouth wide open appalled when I consider what has transpired politically and socially in America this past year.  I’m old enough to remember what it was like to live in a world that actually … Continue reading

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Memories and so much more…..

As Christmas Eve approaches and sights and sounds of the holidays are all around, the memories of Christmases past once again visit my heart.  I think we would agree that it is the dear ones we miss that make our … Continue reading

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Thankfulness and a Miracle – It Happened to Me!

“For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”  I Timothy 4:4-5 These verses were included in my daily Bible … Continue reading

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A Soul Meltdown

We are in a season of change in the natural – not my favorite as a beautiful fall is turning to what could seem like a lot of barren and brown.  But things aren’t like they seem for Christians, right?  … Continue reading

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