A Formula to Flourish

June 23, 2023

Something happened with name tags on, and assignments given. Something special. Something important. Six grandchildren, two grandparents, a strong and focused supervisor, and a compelling vision. And again, something happened. The work was at the Food Bank of the Rockies. A large collection station in Denver that serves many food pantries across the community.  This is where large […]

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The Word of the Lord

June 16, 2023

And the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” (Zechariah 7:8–10, ESV) Tweet that! […]

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Cherry Creek Schools and Our HOA

June 2, 2023

When Mary and I moved to Aurora, Colorado,18 years ago, there was an open field across from our house.  Within a couple years, Coyote Hills Elementary School was constructed and occupied. At the same time that the school was being built, we were being introduced to our new Home Owners Association (HOA).  This group not […]

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Banana. Sunrise. Chair.

May 26, 2023

It was my first Medicare physical, and although I’ve gone through many routine physicals in the past, aspects of this exam were unexpected. Dr. Seth Gursky, my Primary Care Physician, has seen me multiple times before. But this time, he poked into new territory. Specifically, memory testing. In fact, my pre-exam questions were very different. […]

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The Guidebook to St. John

May 5, 2023

It was May, 2003 when Mary and I last visited the remarkable island of St. John, the smallest of three islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We were celebrating our Silver wedding anniversary with our three kids. Since then we’ve talked often about returning, and this year, in celebration of our 45th wedding anniversary, we’ve […]

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Standing between a stroller and a wheelchair…

April 28, 2023

A journey through Denver International Airport is something I can do without thought. I’ve done it hundreds of times over the past 18 years. Today, as I boarded the train that connects the main terminal to the C Concourse, I stood between a baby in a stroller, and an elderly woman in a wheelchair. The […]

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One or two?

April 24, 2023

Three or four? Five or six? Yes, this past week was another trip to the optometrist. Lens variations dropping in front of my eyes as I focus on the letters across the room. “Which is clearer?”, Dr. Bell inquired. Feeling the pressure of a pop quiz, I did my best to rapidly consider my options. […]

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Tax Day

April 14, 2023

There is something about April 15th that triggers a reminder in the head of most American Tax payers. Tax Day. And of course… because tax day is not allowed to fall on a weekend or holiday, we are gifted with three extra days to file in 2023. Ironically, it was a question about taxes that […]

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Then the 8th…

April 7, 2023

April 7, 1978. A Friday. A day of reflection, and sincere anticipation. This was rehearsal dinner day. The day before The Day. Invitations had been sent. Preparations had been made. The bride… Mary Christine Cargo, would be wearing the wedding dress that her mother wore in 1949, but not until tomorrow. Not until the 8th. […]

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I cry aloud to God, and He will hear me.

March 31, 2023

Will the Lord walk off and leave us for good? Will he never smile again? Is his love worn threadbare? Has his salvation promise burned out? Has God forgotten his manners? Has he angrily stomped off and left us? “Just my luck,” I said. “The High God retires     just the moment I need him.” (Selections […]

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