Author Archive: theshepherdspresence

Dabblings

Most of the time, I like to write on topics that are of basic spiritual value.  I hope to insert some values into this weblog, but at the same time do a little provocative topic throwing.  So, stay with me while I dangle some topics around that have me thinking “outside the box.” The Deferred …

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Putting Away Christmas

I thought about this past post while I was out in my very cold storage barn getting boxes for storing away Christmas decorations and thought it should be good for another read.  It still is very true.  And it is short.  Short is always good for bloggers, in my opinion. via Remnants of Christmas

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Humility

On Christmas Day I didn’t really want to read according to plan.  I wanted to read something on Christmas, so instead, I turned once again to Philippians 2.  That piece of Scripture never fails to inspire me. How fitting it was to read one more time about the humbling of God in the person of Jesus. …

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Second Chance Christmas (book review)

Second Chance Christmas is a novella of fewer than 100 pages in length, by Ruth Logan Herne.  Zondervan, 2016 Copyright.  I found the book from a Facebook page called “Christian Book Finds” and it was a mere 99 cents.  I did not hesitate to download it to my e reader because that particular day, I …

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A Yellowed Newspaper Clipping

One of my daughters asked me for a punch recipe this morning.  It did not seem to be in my computer file, so I searched for it in an old photo album I had turned into a cookbook of sorts.  You know, it is back when the photo albums came with those magnetic pages.  Along …

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While I wait. . .

Yesterday I had the experience, once again, of having an eye exam and injections into each eye of a clotting agent to abate the bleeders in my eyes that distort my vision.  Yes, I always arrive with a certain amount of apprehension which I usually try to hide from the doctor because I really do …

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Have both a Mary and Martha Christmas

This was first put on this site in 2012 and if I, the writer, needed to read it again, maybe you need it too.  Have a second look, or for new followers, maybe a first look.  For the men who follow this site, the message of these two women can certainly apply to many manly …

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Thanksgiving, 2017

Tonight, after a busy afternoon of food preparation that will make the day run smoother for my daughter tomorrow, I am just sitting here reflecting.  From 2016 to now, it has ben over all, a good year for me. I gave up driving last November.  I had made the decision that which ever quit first, …

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One More Reason to Memorize Scripture

Almost every week on Thursday morning you will find me at a local nursing home.  At one time, my mother resided there and after she died, I just kept visiting there as they provided me a platform to hold an hour of time each week with the residents.  I use that time to sing, provide …

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Redeeming the Time

The semiannual time change is now affecting thousands of people and dogs all over our country in places where Daylight Savings Time is in place.  There are a few corners in our country that never change their clocks.  Smart people. On Saturday night I usually change only my alarm clock, and the cuckoo clock.  The …

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