Sorry Bob Costas, I Disagree.

By Zeke Pipher on December 3, 2012

Sorry, Bob. I disagree. First of all, let me say that I’m every bit as sad and discouraged as Bob Costas by the Jovan Belcher situation. However, I’m also sad because we’re in a day in which a sportscaster feels…

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Dealing With The Holiday Blues

By Zeke Pipher on November 28, 2012

The holiday season seems to bring out the blue in all of us. I see it every year – shortly after Thanksgiving, and through the celebrations of the New Year, people struggle with a heaviness of heart. It’s virtually impossible…

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Enjoy The Holiday Season Without Guilt

By Zeke Pipher on November 26, 2012

I will exercise less this month. I will eat more butter. And I will feel less guilt about spending fewer minutes on the treadmill and more time at the table. These are a few of my resolutions for the month…

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A Change to Bittersweet Dormancy

By Zeke Pipher on November 15, 2012

I have strongly mixed feelings about this time of year. The leaves are gone. The orioles and yellow finches that flittered and filled our back yard with song have left. Even the cornstalks that hemmed us in on four sides…

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A 10-Year-Old's Tribute To Veterans

By Zeke Pipher on November 12, 2012

  “When I See The Flag” Written by my daughter, Kate, when she was 10 (she’s now 11)   When I see the American flag I think of the thousands of men and women who courageously sacrificed their comfort, and sometimes…

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The New World Good Music Brings

By Zeke Pipher on November 9, 2012

“The music, while it lasted, brought a new world into being.” – Wendell Berry in Jayber Crow My seven-year old daughter, Claire, is always squirmy. Except when she’s on my lap at a concert listening to Sara Groves sing Fireflies and…

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Musings on 1.7 billion dollars, spirited debates, and Toto

By Zeke Pipher on November 6, 2012

I have two reflections on 2012 election season as I’m pacing back and forth like a caged panther waiting for results to come in: Musing #1: Far too much money was spent campaigning by both parties. There must be at…

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Orphan Sunday

By Zeke Pipher on November 4, 2012

Today is Orphan Sunday! Please join me in praying for children around the world who are in need. We call them the “fatherless” or the “orphan”…but this ALSO includes nearly a half million children who are in the United States…

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An Intolerant Attack On Intolerant Christians

By Zeke Pipher on October 31, 2012

I love ironies. Here’s one (two, as you’ll see) that I found on Huffington Post’s website that was gifted to us by Marilyn Sewell: “Conservative evangelical Christians are sure that they are right about so much, but from my vantage…

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The Whitetail Rut…They're Crazy!

By Zeke Pipher on October 29, 2012

The air almost smells different. It’s the beginning of the rut, a frenzied time of year. They become vulnerable. They run around with their tongues hanging out, making erratic, impulsive decisions that could shorten their lives…or, if they’re lucky, help…

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