The Night Sky

Taking in the long view We taped this message from the water’s edge at Otter Cove in Acadia National Park. You can see for miles from this place, as the Atlantic Ocean facing East stretches more than three thousand miles before you reach the shore of Bordeaux in the South of France. With this kind…

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What’s the darkest place you’ve been? What’s the darkest place you’ve ever been? And I mean literally in the dark. For me, it was during fire department training. One day we were instructed to suit up—full coat, boots, helmet and Scott pack, the self-contained breathing apparatus. We were led to a house structure, they ushered…

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Finding happiness every day Gems hiding in plain sight Kevin Kinnard was about to call it a day when he paused to ask state workers to take a look at the small rocks he had picked up in the park that afternoon. An employee went through his bag and set aside a marble-sized rock that…

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Kids provide the best stories! Seven-year-old Matthew has always been eager to try new foods. So one dinner his grandma served roast beef accompanied by an unfamiliar side dish. Curious, Matthew asked what it was. “Horseradish,” she replied. Everyone around the table cautioned Matthew about what horseradish is like. But he ignored them, piled some…

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Ecclesiastes 3:16-22 Riptide Rescue I was swimming in the Atlantic one hot summer day as a teenager, when I suddenly realized I was farther from shore than I ever had been. Only one other swimmer was near me. Everyone else was a considerable distance in toward the beach. No worries. I started stroking toward shore…

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Brutal honesty about making it in the real world Welcome from the beauty of Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana. It’s good for the soul to get outside and away from the computer or smartphone. Can I get an Amen! But we don’t always fully enjoy the moment in places like this, as shown…

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Sept.13, 2020 – Peace Amidst A Pandemic It’s possible! What’s in your backpack? I was in the Fishers YMCA a while back when, in the Wellness Center, there was a guy climbing the stair master with a fully loaded expedition pack strapped to his back. I asked him about it. Turns out he was training…

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The old way doesn’t cut it anymore The long freight train of COVID-19 Have you ever had a freight train throw a wrench in your schedule?  You’re already running late as you’re driving toward a crossing, when just before you get there, the lights start flashing and the bell starts clanging. You hit the brakes,…

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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. One of the things comedians are known for is a quickness to retort and belittle those who heckle and antagonize them. Patton Oswalt is one such comedian in America. But last year, his comeback caught a lot of people by surprise. It…

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With the school year starting up, there’s the story of a teacher who one winter was helping a kindergarten student put on his cowboy boots. He had asked for help, and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, those little boots didn’t want to go on. By the time they got…

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