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Good dad. Bad dad. My dad. “Abba Dad.”

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 In reading your comments on Father’s Day, I … Continue reading

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Day after Father’s Day

Father’s Day turned out to be a travel day for us, but with some time with my daughter in Hawaii before leaving, well-wishes from Christopher and Elizabeth on my phone, and Chandler picking us up late at the airport, I … Continue reading

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Love in action

It was a bizarre idea. A wildly impulsive good deed. Something that doesn’t happen except for maybe once or twice in a lifetime. But in smaller ways, it could be emulated in a hundred different ways as long as it … Continue reading

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Perfect people and perfect places

Why isn’t my life perfect? Why don’t things turn out the way I want them to? Why, when I hear the simple truth of the word of God, can’t I do the thing it is asking me to do? Why … Continue reading

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Pomp and Circumstance

Well, it’s a done deal. Chandler is officially graduated. By the skin of our teeth. He got to the location, throwing on his cap and gown less than 5 minutes before they called his name. Knowing how Chandler feels about … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

It’s amazing how much you forget. Chandler is eighteen years old and about to walk across a lawn and receive a high school diploma. I’m trying to remember when he was 3, and 4, and 5, and 6…. These are … Continue reading

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‘Welcome to my world’ — God.

The sun throws itself across the entrance to Angels Stadium and dances on our happy faces. A dear friend’s gracious generosity has gifted us with excellent seats for the ball game. We have our red on. We’re ready. The weight … Continue reading

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June 7, 2018 is going to be a special day

I have fought the demons of my own dark night Finding only shadows in the dawning light From the song “Time for You” on the album “Casual Crimes” by John Fischer This is a big week in the Fischer household. … Continue reading

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