Category Archives: Relationships

Birthdays

Some of my friends’ birthdays fall on or near Christmas day and so, sadly, they tend to be overlooked. Take my friend Jesus, for example. From my friend Mitch Teemley

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Worker’s Code of Conduct

I just reviewed for the umpteenth time a copy of The Extension Worker’s Code by T. J . Talbert, Superintendent of Institutes and Extension Schools at what is now Kansas State University, then Kansas State Agricultural College. Talbert concisely articulates … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

Robert Lewis says that marriage is really a series of different marriages or what someone has called serial monogamy. By this he means that I’m not the same person my wonderful wife married 42+ years ago. By the same token … Continue reading

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Lessons from the John Deere Tractor Book

While studying my John Deere tractor book (see pic), I was reminded of a couple of biblical truths that we too often forget or neglect. The first has to do with community and the reality that each person is part … Continue reading

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Reckless Words

Be quick to listen and slow to speak. Think before opening your mouth to offer an opinion. Think about the implications of what you are about to say. A word spoken in anger or without consideration of what you are … Continue reading

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Grandchildren are a crown for the aged

At last we’re moved into our home in Colorado Springs. While we were moving in, I took Matthew (9) to The Home Depot in the pickup. It was a real man’s trip. Matthew loves to draw and he really likes … Continue reading

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Friends

I have been blessed with good friends. It is very hard to develop close relationships. Because of that we are truly blessed when others cross our paths in such a way as to bring lifetime friendship. I’ve been reflecting on … Continue reading

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