Author Archives: tVM

Making the World a Better Place

I know for certain that THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to make the world a better place to be is by greeting, smiling and waving at every creature – man, woman, child, animal, and plant – you encounter throughout the day.  … Continue reading

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The Presence of God

Sometimes it is easy to imagine the presence of God. Sometimes it is not.

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The Ragamuffin Gospel

The best ‘spiritual’ book I have ever read is The Ragamuffin Gospel, and I discovered it through my association with the late great singer-songwriter Rich Mullins.  I wrote about it four years ago in a post titled “Ragamuffin.”  I am … Continue reading

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“My Sister Died of an Overdose”

The Summer 2018 issue of Plough Magazine focuses on ‘medicine’ and is appropriately titled “The Soul of Medicine.”  While every article packs a punch, one article in particularly- “Let Me Stand” – struck me with the force of a powerfully … Continue reading

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Kayak Adventure

Earlier this year, I acquired a tandem kayak for the specific purpose of introducing my grandchildren to the activity.  From my outdated perspective, there is far more adventure to be had in a kayak on a river than there is … Continue reading

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Scrutinized Sentiments

Even for those few of us who aren’t glued to a video screen throughout the day monitoring the ‘news’ as presented by ‘legitimate’ news broadcasters and the millions of social media experts who riddle out brains with a never-ending flow … Continue reading

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The Town by the Bend in the River

We posted a similar article in 2015.  Not much has changed in three years as we as a society continue to avoid looking around the bend in the river. In his 1999 book The Holy Longing, Ronald Rolheiser tells a story … Continue reading

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Save Your Life

Early this week, I took a 1,200-mile road trip with my dog Clarence.  I came within a breath of losing my life and taking Clarence with me.  Please read this post so that you can save your life… Distracted by … Continue reading

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Things Don’t Just Happen

Have you ever traveled to where snow is made,       seen the vault where hail is stockpiled, The arsenals of hail and snow that I keep in readiness      for times of trouble and battle and war? Can you … Continue reading

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Feed a Hungry Child

My friends at Guepard Boxing Club (GBCCS) in Cite Soleil, Haiti feed hundreds of hungry children each week.  The men who manage the club are ordinary men who do their best to improve the lives of the children they work … Continue reading

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