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Coronavirus Diaries: Regrets Accepted

Today was supposed to be Tax Day until COVID-19 showed up. I imagine that no one is mourning that. The truth is that by now, you’ve probably missed out on something you care about: a birthday party, a recital, a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: The Last Ditch Effort

There was a village in the outskirts of a major city. The timing, the location, the season, the language – none of those really matter. What does matter is that the village had not seen rain for days, for weeks, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: 19 Summers

A few years ago, Michelle Cox developed ideas around the idea that parents have just eighteen summers between their child’s first breath and when they leave the house as an adult. That seems like a lot of time until you … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: The Back Table

Does your ministry have a back table? Does your team or circle of friends? If you don’t, you might consider getting one.  To explain the purpose of the back table, let me take you in the “Way Back” machine to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: The Little Things

U.S. Navy pilot Charles Plumb flew seventy-four successful missions in his jet over Vietnam, but on his seventy-fifth he was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. After parachuting into enemy territory, he was imprisoned for six years in a concentration … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: Two Brothers

In the Disney magic-infused Onward, two brothers find themselves setting out on a journey of mythical proportions to resurrect their father for a single day. Ian has magical gifts but can’t quite fathom ever mastering them, while his older brother … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: Barn Burning

My family tried unsuccessfully to head outside in the dark and see the International Space Station. Other folks on my social media feed had caught sight of the station as it orbits, but unfortunately, our family was unsuccessful on three … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: No Superheroes

Fifteen years ago, Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne battled a megalomaniac Ra’s al Ghul who wanted to rule the world and exterminate the population of Gotham City because of their raging evil. But of course, Wayne is also Batman – and … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: STOP

Have you ever rolled a stop sign? Or heard someone say that stop signs with the white border around them are “just suggestions”? Somehow, when we drive, we can become so focused on where we need to get to that … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries: The Manna Moments

Not every reflection that’s come to mind has been happy go lucky. Some of them flat out … stink. Have you ever smelled – or tasted – something that has gotten spoiled, kept post-date? Parents have, for sure, experiencing that … Continue reading

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