Religion

Everyone is unique, but not in everything

April 28, 2017 at 3:00 am

Jeanne wanted to purchase a certain brand of shoes, and the nearest place that carried them was a store in the Spokane Mall.So, a few weeks before Christmas, we set out on a journey to the east.When we arrived at the store, Jeanne found the...

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Family roots, transplanted primroses, and origins

April 21, 2017 at 4:00 am

Just a few days ago, I took time to visit my father. He is 97 1/2 years old now. I made the trip to Port Townsend because he had fallen and was in the hospital. Turns out he had pneumonia and was quite weak. The good news is that he has sin...

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How I normally begin my day – step by step

April 12, 2017 at 4:00 am

This morning, the alarm on my iPhone went off at 6:05 AM. When it made that familiar sound, I reached out and touched the word “stop” on the display screen to silence it. I habitually sleep on my side, but after I shut off the alarm, I alwa...

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I wish I had my own narrator

April 07, 2017 at 4:00 am

When I read the Gospel of John there is a strong presence of the narrator. It is easy for me to neglect this fact.We don’t know who this person was for certain. All of the Gospel writers were anonymous. Their names were only assigned later ...

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Recovery can be a beautiful thing

March 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

Jeanne and I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. It is there that the Elwha River can be found. The river’s source is the snowpack of the Olympic Mountain Range. The Elwha is 45 miles long, travels north, and empties into ...

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Are you still waiting for your spring?

March 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

Is it spring yet?How was this winter for you? I was absolutely sick and tired of the ice and snow.When spring comes it will be much warmer.“The crud” was making its rounds and I think half of Moses Lake had come down with it. A few people I...

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An admission of guilt and most sincere apology

March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am

I’ve been told that confession is good for the soul. I hope the following will suffice. For years I judged someone quite unfairly. I was extremely harsh, too quick to draw conclusions, and most certainly owe him an apology. I didn’t know hi...

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Getting sick doesn’t have to be bad news

March 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

How has your health been for the past few months? Overall, I’ve done pretty good job of taking care of myself.Way back in October, I did experience a bump in the road. For the first time, I had a reaction to my annual flu shot. My ears star...

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Be mindful that what goes around comes around

February 28, 2017 at 3:00 am

Jeanne and I have enjoyed dining at many restaurants in Moses Lake. One evening, a few weeks back, I suggested we order takeout food from one of them. We decided upon a place that wasn’t too far away. My wife ordered our meals online. She ...

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We are more like cats than we know

February 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Our family arrived in Moses Lake in mid-June of 2014. We had traveled all the way from Central Texas. We looked forward to returning to our home state after 16 years. My wife, Jeanne; daughter, Naomi; and son, Benjamin, drove the distance i...

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