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John's Blog

Jan 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Back to Basics

“God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them” Saint Augustine When we give well, we build connections. Our attention, our efforts, and our money…

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Dec 19, 2018 at 8:55 AM


Last month while keeping vigil with my mom in a Dallas hospice I did a lot of hand holding and silent reading. From an author I do not remember, here is a thought I remember so clearly. We often…

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Dec 6, 2018 at 1:47 PM

My Focus This Advent

This photo was taken on the Colorado River last summer. The trout love clean, clear water even more than I do! A couple of years ago my friend Fred Smith wrote about this time of year, noting how…

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Nov 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM

The Legacy of Mom

I can hear mom say, “Halloween. Oh, I just can’t be bothered.” So, at 5:30 a.m. on October 31st, Mary Josephine, my mom, took her last breath. I’m sure she was anticipating the party the next…

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Oct 10, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Christian Super Fund

In Australia, citizens are required to put aside income for retirement into “Super Funds” managed by the private sector. Super Funds have been created around common interests such as teachers,…

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