Monthly Archives: December 2009

Triple Dip

Someone got prayed for three times last night. We passed out the Christmas cards, like we’ve been doing for the last several nights and three of the kids ended up with the same person. Apparently this particular person sent us … Continue reading

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Prayin’ for Ya’

What to do with all these Christmas cards? Such a dilemma, they all look so nice, all signed and sent with loving care. So, we’ve devised a scheme. Each night after dinner we read a passage of scripture together, then … Continue reading

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Underage

Some months ago my needle-nosed pliers went missing. I’ve asked for a replacement for Christmas; I expect my old pliers will resurface shortly (see “It’s Enough to Drive you Nuts,” 16 December ’09). It was Isaac who decided the pliers … Continue reading

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Reality Check

O God, remind us in the midst of this Christmas season and the frivolity of our celebrations that it is You and your loving desire to redeem us from old ways that is at the heart of our message. We … Continue reading

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tsa.gov

Our bags were delivered to the house yesterday, as promised, but not without a friendly note from the US government. “The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required by law to inspect all checked baggage. As part of this process, some … Continue reading

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The Big Snow

Home again. We weren’t so sure we’d make it, at least not in such a timely manner. While we were there the US northeast experienced its worst December snowstorm on record; Washington DC received a healthy 22 inches in a … Continue reading

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Arlington

Lisa and I will be in Washington DC for a couple of days to bury my friend Capt. Nick Giglio at the National Cemetery. (See “For Nick” from 19 October) Please pray for us all…

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It’s Enough to Drive You Nuts

Anyone need a hat and gloves? Black wool cap and matching leather gloves, men’s large. About a month ago I lost my hat and gloves which is very unusual for me. In this cold climate I really depend on my … Continue reading

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Vicious Circle

Some years ago we shared one half of a semi-detached house with another young couple who were the proud owners of an elderly Cocker Spaniel. As young couples with a dog and no children are inclined to do, they talked … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With These People?

Another suicide blast, this one in Mogadishu, Somalia. It took place at a medical school graduation ceremony. Three government ministers and 19 new doctors were killed. It defies the imagination that such an act could in any way be described … Continue reading

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