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Take a Child to a War Zone?

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Have you ever had the opportunity to take a child to a war zone? Biddy Chambers did. So did I. We, however, reached different conclusions about the wisdom of visiting a war zone with a child. My story–the Caribbean My Navy guy served on a fast attack submarine that spent the 1983 fall on a […]

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A Helicopter Ride in Kaua’i

So we rode a helicopter in Kaua’i. It was not on my bucket list. I never wanted to take a helicopter ride. It was the easiest way for me, however, to see something on my bucket list: the Na Pali Coast. Our daughter thought it sounded like a lot of fun. So up we went. […]

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The EMT, an Ambulance and Some Cub Scouts

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What is your reaction when you see an ambulance barreling down the road at you, lights flashing and siren wailing? Does your heart leap into your throat and your blood pressure soar? Do you pull over (like you’re supposed to) to the right and wait until the ambulance passes? Or, do you ignore the excitement […]

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Dinner with the Homeless

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I had dinner with some homeless people tonight. Our church participates in a program called “nomadic shelter,” which provides a meal, roof overhead and warmth during the winter. Homeless people, in our case working with the local gospel mission, are bused to our church, bringing a minimal amount of their possessions. The gospel mission provides […]

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An Angel and the Apostle Paul

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Did you know the apostle Paul met an angel? Everyone knows angels filled the sky when Jesus was born, and they turned up from time to time in the Bible to encourage believers in the one true God. But Paul? He met Jesus on the road to Damascus. He was given visions and breathless escapes. Why […]

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