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It’s a Paradox

ShepherdCalls_WPTim Kreider, a cartoonist and author, insists that idleness is not all bad. He says it provides the space and quiet necessary to stand back and see all the issues — the big picture. It is “paradoxically necessary to getting work done.”

Those words caught my attention for two reasons: First, because I have been sitting here idle for some time trying to determine what to write about; and second,

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The Glory of the Lord

ShepherdCalls_WPI was on my knees, but I was not there to pray. I was on my knees in the garden transplanting vines I hope will eventually cover ugly places in the lawn. The joy of the moment brought to mind the scripture that says, “And the glory of the Lord shone round about them.” (Luke 2:9) Those words were spoken of the shepherds when the angels announced Jesus’ birth to

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Life Stacks Up

ShepherdCalls_WPOn a shelf beside my desk, I have a “stack of stuff.” Mail, magazines, and other “stuff” arrives more rapidly than I can process it. Each day I search through the new arrivals. Much of it I can throw away quickly. Some demands immediate attention — bills and personal correspondence; but then there are the “I don’t know what to do with this” items. Often I put those in my

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The Name of the Game

ShepherdCalls_WPShe was born shortly after midnight in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, July 27, 2014. She became the 100 millionth citizen of this Southeast Asian nation. While her birth was cause for celebration, and someone served cake; there is concern about her future. One hundred million people are a lot to care for, especially for this small country.

As you might imagine, someone dared ask, “What can we do to assure

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Nothing is Free

ShepherdCalls_WPIt was dinnertime. My wife and I sat at the table watching all the activity behind our house. Three deer were by the salt block and more down in the woods. Several turkeys wandered around the yard scavenging. The hummingbirds were busily eating at the feeders and buzzing one another.

Woodpeckers and tufted titmice were making regular visits to the peanut feeder. Cardinals, blue jays, and rose-breasted grosbeaks were eating

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Circles

ShepherdCalls_WPSome time ago, I attended a meeting where a colleague was trying to get a motion passed. Basically, I agreed with his motion. It was biblical. He quoted several scriptures in his presentation. A chorus of “Amen” indicated many people agreed; but when it came time to vote, I voted against it.

I had several problems with his motion. First, his attitude and demeanor in presenting the motion seemed lacking

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Christ and Country

ShepherdCalls_WPOn Friday, the United States of America will be 238 years old. For some time now, I have been prayerfully pondering my country’s birthday. As you might expect, a part of my ponderings pertain to my country and Christ. There are those who tell us our country was founded on Christian precepts. Then again, there are those who insist that it was not. I am always open to truth, but

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Upscale

ShepherdCalls_WPIn Montreal, a heavily armed SWAT team raided an upscale condominium. They captured three men who escaped from jail recently. These guys must be numbered among the criminally elite. They made their escape in a helicopter; they hid out in a posh condominium; they were facing upscale charges — murder and gangster activity — and it took a heavily armed SWAT team bashing in a door to capture them.

Supposedly,

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Voices

ShepherdCalls_WP“Voices! I hear voices.” I called the secretary in the adjacent office and asked, “Do you have your radio on?”

“No,” she answered.

It continued. I could hear a voice. Was I losing my mind? Now, it got worse. The voice was calling my name. “Wade, Wade.” It was faint, but it was a real voice. That voice was calling my name. “Wait a minute,” I thought. “I recognize that

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