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Last week we looked at the calling each of us has in Christ, a calling to “good works which God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”1 This week we transition into a natural outcome of responding to that calling. God and Time I have two clocks by my desk at work, one hanging…

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Everything we do at Long-View Living ministries is, in some way, tied to or encouraging an eternal perspective – the long view. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV-1978). When we…

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As a child, I lived for the moment. All that mattered was what I was doing at that specific time. It may have been swimming at the municipal pool. Perhaps it was playing with cars and trucks in the driveway. Maybe it was riding my bicycle or eating ice cream. Whatever it was I was…

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As a child, I lived for the moment. All that mattered was what I was doing at that very time. Perhaps I was swimming at the local pool. Maybe I was playing with cars and trucks in the driveway. I might have been riding my bicycle or eating ice cream. Whatever it was, that was…

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I got a bit of a surprise this morning when I stopped to fill my car with gasoline. It unfolded something like this… Last week, I told you about the passing of my mother-in-law, and I am grateful to those who expressed your loving comfort and condolences. While I was in Kansas for slightly more…

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“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”            – Steve Martin I am often so obtuse that I miss the obvious. Perhaps not something as obvious as what Steve Martin has pointed out above, but I make assumptions that I later learn to be invalid. I was visiting, recently, with Alean about Long-View…

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I marvel, at times, regarding the various trends that seem to captivate the attention of huge numbers of people. More often than not, I have no idea how or where the trend started, or what it is that keeps it going. Consider the recent national obsession with bacon. Seriously, what is up with that? Yes,…

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Mister Bear, giving me "the look."

This morning, Mister Bear (my cat) was sitting regally by the back door, gazing out the window at his ditch – his kingdom. When he realized I was watching him, he said it, “Ooooooooouuuuut.” Obediently, I went to the door and opened it for my feline master. Every one of you who is owned by…

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“This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.” (2nd Timothy 2:8b-9, NIV-1984) Six months after the fact, I can still recall a tremendously impactful time of worship with my home church wherein we observed the International Day of…

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