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The Worralls Go West: Day 3

  In order for you to understand what happened yesterday, you need to know a couple of things about us. Number one. When Peter is on vacation, he hates to have a plan. He doesn’t want to HAVE to be anywhere at any particular time. He wants the freedom to experience whatever comes along, for however long he likes, without […]

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The Worralls Go West: Day 2

This morning we drove two hours west from Marshall, Minnesota, to De Smet, South Dakota, where we spent most of the day exploring the little town and the surrounding prairie. The Ingalls family moved west to De Smet when grasshoppers destroyed their wheat crop in Minnesota. Pa got a job working for the railroad. He moved alone at first, since […]

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The Worralls Go West: Day 1

The vision for this little vacay began when we were invited to a family wedding in Keystone, CO, on August 5-7, and we decided to turn it into a road trip. The vision expanded and coalesced back in June when I decided that this was the summer to introduce the kids to Little House on the Prairie. And… Voila! Here […]

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Conversation Matters

A part of my job every semester is to teach a class called Speech Communication. It’s a required course for all of our undergraduate students, so I’m well aware that some of them arrive in my classroom with apathy, some with nervousness, some even with a measure of dread. After all, “Public Speaking” appears on most lists that outline “The […]

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Lift Up Your Eyes

I asked God for a house showing. I didn’t pray for a contract. I didn’t need an offer. Just one showing would do. It seemed to me like a simple fleece.   Let me back up a minute. You might remember that in February we started to homeschool our son, Daryl (7). (Hence, my three-month silence here at This Odd […]

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The Savior of the World

Last week I had the honor of speaking during one of the afternoon sessions at Founder’s Week, an annual Bible Conference at Moody Bible Institute. The theme for the week was “No One Like Him” from Isaiah 40, a powerful passage that details what our Lord has done as Creator and Sustainer of the universe. “With whom, then, will you compare God?” I chose to preach from John chapter 4 where the Son of God encounters a Samaritan woman by a well. I love how He meets her and speaks into her life, right where she’s at, and then He so patiently and gently draws her into a truer understanding of who He is. I pray that as you listen He does the same with you.

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