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I Resolve

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Let's start with this: I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions. But then add this: I'm not against those who like them. Use them, don't use them - if they work for you, great. If not, don't let that heap guilt on you. There's no biblical mandate to make and keep New Year's Resolutions...

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Tags: church, resolution, goals, 2021

Merry Christmas 2020! No, really ...

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I sometimes complain about 2020, but truth be told, I'm grateful for 2020. I'm not grateful for suffering, for being less connected with my family and church family, for the impact on our youth and children, or for the impact on businesses. And I'm not cheering on 2020 as judgment on sinful...

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Tags: christmas, new, optimism, year, 2020

One day, I'll be too old

Posted by Colby Kinser on

One day I'll be too old to shoulder some of your burden, but I'll need plenty of others to carry mine. So give me the privilege of bearing some of those burdens now. One day I'll be too old to carry a tune, but others will use music as therapy to help me remember fleeting images of my life. So...

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Tags: prayer, old, age

Our Dementia

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Many of us are, or have in our lifetimes, been dealing with loved ones who suffer from dementia. Because our present bodies are doomed to lose their capacity to renew themselves, the brain loses its capacity to convey internal messages as effectively as it once did, and for many this decay is...

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Tags: remember

Judge Not ... Except in this Case

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Most of you know well that one of my few hobbies is judging high school speech and debate tournaments. The judge observes a group of presentations or a debate, evaluates the performances, assigns the rankings, and adds a few helpful comments. There are several rounds of this for each...

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Tags: judge, high, school, speech, debate