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This side of paradise

People ruin everything. We ruin relationships. We ruin food. We ruin the earth. I think one of the reasons I am so drawn to nature is that there I find less of mankind’s fingerprints and more of God’s. In the … Continue reading

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A bear on the loose

A bear on the loose Years ago I was solo camping in Sequoia National Park. It was a warm evening, so I was sleeping on the ground, without a tent, when a large black bear bumbled into my campsite in … Continue reading

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A heart at peace

A heart at peace About a year ago I had a miserable illness that the doctors struggled to explain. For two months I was laid up with severe body aches, nausea, and vertigo. But every test – and I mean … Continue reading

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What’s the point? Occupation versus vocation

Occupation versus vocation Americans born around the turn of the 20th century were often referred to as the Greatest Generation. They lived through some of the lowest lows and the highest highs in our nation’s history. The Great Depression was … Continue reading

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All who are weary: Shut up!

Shut up! Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 I have often been accused of being overly talkative. I yammered continuously as a kid, driving my parents nuts. I won a scholarship to attend private high school … Continue reading

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All who are weary: Be still

Be still Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 One of the things I love about spending time in the great outdoors is the opportunity to get away from the noise and distractions of life and clear my … Continue reading

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