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Kevin Strickland
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Entertaining Angels
Tonight I went to a concert.  Its been too long since the last one, and it was two of my favorite bands. Conditions were perfect.  Except they weren’t.  As I paid for parking and stood in line to go through the metal detector, I thought about the last 36 ho...

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Missing Shoes
When I was younger, I used to misplace my shoes. I actually still do quite a bit. I would wander around the house, looking in all the same spots over and over again, getting frustrated and asking my mom if she’d seen them. She always said the same thing:  “...

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Diamonds and Fame
Someone wise once said: "If you keep asking questions, you'll keep getting answers."* This has been somewhat of a theme in my life, as I'm sure it has been for many people. So, in the true spirit of mankind, I will ask another question today. Everything mea...

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Camping Alone
I had my tent, my food, my whiskey, my wilderness. It was pretty much perfect, except for the gale force winds that were screaming through the tops of the trees and trying to kill my tent, my hopes, and my dreams. I was finally settled around the roaring fi...

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I Keep My Eyes Fixed on the Sun
There have been some cloudy days recently in normally sunny Southern California. The rain has been tapping on the roof of my car and sliding down the edges of my apartment, and when I try to look up, it stings my eyes and pelts my face with little furious d...

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Only Temporary
I've always wanted to be a rockstar. I wanted to be in a different city every night and wake up in a new bed every morning. I wanted to constantly be surprised and delighted and deal with problems as I ran into them, without waiting for them to find me. I'v...

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Thorns
Humanity is plagued by certain things. We all have our thorns that dig into, causing us to think that if this or that  were just plucked out of our lives, everything would be perfect. I have thought that so many times: If there were just one adjustment to t...

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Abundant Life
I always thought abundant life meant lots of good life. I thought it might mean that I got to have fun all the time and not care about bad things that happened, if they even happened anymore, which they wouldn't. I guess this week I realized that if you ask...

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When I Say I Love You
Love is a choice. It cannot be bought or borrowed or forced or coerced. It can only be given and received. I have seen a lot of love in my lifetime. I saw it in the airport as a young couple talked with their son. I thought I saw it epitomized in so many ma...

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The Battle on the Ledge
It was at church camp, the high ropes course to be specific. I had made it up the rope ladder, across the solitary log that connected the two sections, to the final platform where I stood staring in disbelief at the wooden bar that swayed gently in front of...
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