Occupy Till I Come

Today I turn 65. A milestone to be sure but one that doesn't bring with it any discouragement, depression or even fatalism. I have approached this day with a sense of optimism. I realize that I am entering into the fall season of my life. The...

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When Passion Ignites

Maybe I just can't relate. As I watch from the balcony and warmth of my condo, fishermen will brave all weather conditions for the joy of landing a salmon or steelhead or jumbo perch. Now I can understand sitting in a boat when the...

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When God Redirects

Our plans were set to move north after Esther retired, into a rural community setting, designed for retirees. The apartment was secured, the plans laid out and we were set to move into our new location. I had sought the advice of my...

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Can It Get Better?

As I write this I am aware that some of my friends and colleagues have faced hurricanes and earthquakes over the past few weeks. I am grateful that none of their lives were lost or injured. Houses can be rebuilt and furniture replaced. Please...

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Manage Thyself

Financial management, time management, pain management, health management, relationship management. There are so many management areas offered to us that they seem to go on and on, almost ad nauseum. There is always someone who seems to have a...

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Hundred Yard Gasp

I have never been much of a marathon runner but I am amazed at those who have the endurance to run marathons, especially those that are lengthy. The starting line of a race never really shows the hours that runners have put in to compete. What does...

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Maintaining Emotional Health

My neighbor's dogs got out of their backyard while they were away. The one was easy to entice back. The Chow not so much. No matter how quickly I moved through the neighborhood, he moved faster. Two legs on an older man just did not seem to be a...

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Losing Your Edge?

I have been a pastor by training and vocation for 30 plus years. I have seen and experienced much in both my faith journey and in the journey of others. I have known those moments, as a pastor, when it seemed like I had an open heaven. The power of...

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Don’t Give Up

"The heights by great men reached and kept was not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent...

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Please know that I love to speak with my Father and to bring others before Him in prayer. I have this unfailing belief that He both hears and answers the prayers of His children.
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Dave Griggs, MDiv