Category Archives: Personal

Enjoying My Grandparents

I have no living grandparents yet I am continually enjoying several thousand grandparents through my studies in family history. I started with the four grandparents I knew, then explored their eight parents, and their sixteen, and so on. The geometric … Continue reading

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A Life of Faith

I’m back from another stint in the hospital. I seem to have uncooperative kidneys! The whole experience has been for me a good and healthy challenge for my faith. When we face no difficulties, the words of faith come easily. … Continue reading

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Back in the Hospital

Sorry for the inactivity in my blog. I’m still fighting a kidney problem and have been at Mayo for several days. I’m returning today. I would very greatly appreciate your prayer. . . Mike

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A Quiet Day with Rich Music

Gray is the sky, cool and calm the air, damp the grass. As I sit in my warm, cozy study, surrounded by books and bathed in the choral music of Morten Lauridsen, I feel rich and deeply blessed. Books and … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

I’m preparing for major surgery on Friday, July 12, and will not be at my computer before July 20 at the earliest. Mike

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The Good Ol’ Days in the Garden of Eden

Every now and then someone sends out an email filled with nostalgia for the good ol’ days of Blackjack chewing gum, nickel cokes, outdoor play without adult coaches or yelling parents. What all these miniature time machines have in common … Continue reading

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Prayer on a Quiet Day

It is a cloudy day but not really dark, a dampish day but not sodden, cool but not cold, a quiet day but not lifeless. The birds are chirping a bit, reminding us that it is just another day. The … Continue reading

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