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The Pain of Missing Those You Love at Christmas

When Liz and I were pregnant with our first son, my grandmother gave me something very special. She handed me a small, felt-covered box and said, “Your grandfather wanted you to have this.” I slowly opened the taupe encasement to reveal a small diamond set in a slightly embellished gold band. It was the same ring I had seen on my grandfather’s weathered hand many times before he died—it was his ring. This year marks fourteen years since Paw-Paw Ham passed […]

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Choose Light: Ice Buckets and Ferguson, Missouri

This post is part of the Surviving Saturday Devotional series. For more, visit Surviving Saturday “So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” – The Apostle Paul in Romans 13:12 The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge versus Ferguson, Missouri Unfortunately, we live in an imperfect world where people are diagnosed with awful diseases like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; diseases that erode the body’s muscular capacity transforming perfectly functioning individuals into motionless, frozen bodies. I’ve […]

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