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Another Day in Paradise: Following the right path
We are follower people. It’s in our nature. And once we find a path, we follow it. If it gets us where we are going, we rejoice. If it leads us astray, we look back and talk about how much promise that trail had. It looked so good. It appeared to be going where we wanted it to. And even though it...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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We are alaska
On Monday we were scheduled to leave on the morning jet for Anchorage, where we have Officers Councils this week. Officers Councils is our pastoral retreat where all of the officers in The Salvation Army across Alaska gather for some business, some fellowship, some teaching and some much-needed R...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The Peace Of Morning Madness
There is a wonderful smell in the air in the mornings, but the madness keeps me from noticing sometimes. The air is crisp, the wind is sharp, and the rain beats the browning grasses into their long winter sleep. The smell of dead grass and decaying foliage from the bushes and trees sounds disgust...
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Peace in the storms
I think that if John Milton would start over and write his poem today about Kodiak, Paradise Lost would not be about the fall of man, but of the great wind. I was walking our dogs one morning this week as the wind pounded and the rain pelted everything in sight. As we walked along, I was enchante...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Determining our differences
As a young boy growing up, I was always fascinated by the actions and habits of animals. I watched the animals establish their territories. The deer did it with rubs against trees, the bears did it by reaching to their fullest extension and leaving their marks on the trees, the coyotes and wolves...
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The call of the wild cannot be drowned out
As a young man growing up, I spent many hours every week out in the woods that surrounded my childhood. Old growth logs lay across forest floors like silent sentinels of a time gone by. If you climbed up on top of these sleeping giants you could see the gentle twists and turns in the salmon berry...
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The promise of rest
Last month as I walked the dogs in the morning, it was bright and sunny and I had to shield my eyes to see. This month as I walk the dogs, the bright lights are from the cars that fail to dim their headlights and I have to shield my eyes to see. The first geese have passed through and another mig...
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Hearts and home forever
My wife and I live a wonderful lifestyle, but it is not one that many would choose. I grew up on the same property that my dad grew up on. The closest town the size of Kodiak was 40 miles away. We didn’t go there very often and to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t have wanted to live there. I loved...
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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