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Devotionals

Coffee Stains: Bottom Feeders

Once I was watching the weather on the evening news when I got bothered. Our friendly weatherman had just informed us that through four or…

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Coffee Stains: Make Up Your Feeble Mind

Rules for Making Good Decisions I teased a friend once, a friend who was having a terrible time deciding what to order at the restaurant,…

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Coffee Stains: God Dreams

This week I want to do something different in Coffee Stains. Usually I share with you from my vast wells of wisdom (I hear you giggling and…

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Coffee Stains: Plantn’ Corn Wantn’ Peas

It was the strangest thing I ever saw. I didn’t usually wander by there but this day I decided to take a different way and there he…

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Coffee Stains: God’s Heart Exposed

David was at that point in life where he was dreaming great dreams for his kids. He had killed his giants and conquered his kingdoms. That…

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Coffee Stains: Cowboy Dave

Recently I was invited to a church which was having a special Western theme that particular Sunday morning. ‘You can dress Western, if…

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Coffee Stains: Revenge of the Yip Yip Dogs!

A little story that I told on a recent Sunday morning provoked a reaction among some dog owners, and for that I want to redeem myself by…

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Coffee Stains: Poor Old Me!

Poor Old Me ! The weather is cold and nasty, The rain””just look at it fall! The sky is gray and leaden. Sad winter has engulfed us…

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Coffee Stains: Jump In!

Once, way back when, when I first met that lovely vision who became my wife, I had a dream. ‘Another dream? C’mon David.” I…

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Coffee Stains: Lady in the forest

The young man spotted her just up ahead on a forest trail that veered off to his right. He ran towards her slowing as he approached. Oh, she…

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Coffee Stains: My Name in Lights

My high school football career nearly reached its zenith my senior year when I got my name in the local paper two weeks in a row””each…

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Coffee Stains: How to Hurt Someone

We pray for power. Maybe we ought to pray for compassion first because compassion paves the way for miracles ____________________ I had one…

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Coffee Stains: The Worst Singers

Once I started a church here in Europe and right from the start the second-worst female singer in the world joined us. The worst followed…

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Coffee Stains: The Three Clocks

I stayed in an apartment this past weekend that had three clocks. The one in the bedroom proudly announced that the time was 12:50. The one…

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Coffee Stains: Public Opinion

“I could care less what they think!” You ever said that? You were probably lying weren‘t you? It seems most of us care much more…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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Living Again: Overcoming the Pain of Death

Death is a cruel and heartless enemy. All of us deal with death at some time or another. Maybe you received bad news from a doctor. Or…

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A Sure Foundation in a Confusing World

Everything in life seems to be in flux. Information is passing with lightning speed on the internet and through social media. Many people…

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How to Deal With Brokenness

Life brings many heartaches that can lead to inner brokenness. Many people we meet are suffering within. Some have learned ways to deal with…

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Overcoming Anxiety

For many people, these are anxious times! Whether they are concerned about finances, how a relationship will develop, or even how their past…

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How to Deal With Anxiety

Life has a way of creating anxious moments. It might be waiting for the results of an exam. It might come from rumors of layoffs at work. It…

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Ain’t Nothin Sweeter

Most Friday mornings I conduct the weekly Bible Study in the Reminiscence (Alzheimer’s) Neighborhood at Sunrise Senior Living at…

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An Altered Standard for Gossip

“We all know people who are not calibrated to the social world at all, who if they participated in gossip sessions would learn a whole…

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I’m Not Going to Live Forever

It’s been said, I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time. On Tuesday I will be 55. Today I…

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Is it Time for You to Take a Nap?

I think discouragement is a deadly disease that’s not only universal but also highly contagious. Have you ever noticed that when you…

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Georgia’s Song

Photographer and musician Charles Austin Miles composed the beloved hymn, In the Garden, in March of 1912. He was asked to write a song that…

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Do We Care Enough

Elderly people, who are experiencing health issues that keep them from church and other ordinary activities, have often touched our hearts.…

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Life to Come

As I entered the church, somber organ music played. I quickly found my seat. My husband, Reverend John Miller, had been asked to be the…

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Still Flexible

Are you still flexible enough to think of others, to continue growing, and to deal with change in your life? But, we’ve always done it…

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Aging Helpfully

There is nothing like aging to burst that bubble! The more I see and experience, the more I realize that it isn’t a time of sitting…