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12/04/2018

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Skip Lloyd   As a child, I really did want to be like Jesus. I grew up with the following song:   Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world…   So as a kid, I thought I must be ok. Because Jesus loves children and I love children. I love God, and I...

11/05/2018

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Skip Lloyd   I recently wanted to try running early in the morning, before the sun came up. That required me to run with a reflective vest. I wear the vest to make sure cars can see me when their headlights shine upon me. I have a special interest in the cars seeing me, so they...

10/16/2018

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Skip Lloyd   When I was a little boy, I was really into “Monster’ models. Monster models were small plastic figures, Frankenstein, The Werewolf, Dracula-type monster movie figures, you painted and glued together. I was meticulous in the detail of painting their hair, hands...

10/13/2018

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Skip Lloyd   I’m watching an ultra-series on Amazon Video. Each episode showcases some sort of incredible long-distance endurance race…mountain biking, swimming, running, all kinds of ultra-marathons. Ultra-marathons are 50 kilometers to over 100-mile races. Yes, a little...

09/19/2018

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Skip Lloyd   School has begun. Early drop off, early pick up. Soccer games and practices…lots of them. Football games and practices…lots of them. Endless work at the office…and when you come home, endless work at home. Homework. Groceries still need to be bought and...

09/12/2018

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Skip Lloyd   I hate to admit it, but I was struggling last week. I was struggling with my thought life. In my case, I was struggling with aging and purpose. But you might be struggling with fear and hopelessness in your marriage, your job, your finances, your relationships. We all, if not...

08/28/2018

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Skip Lloyd   One of my pet peeves is when people feel the need to raise their voice to either get their point across or to get what they want. They call it “personality” or “it’s my nature” or “I’m a direct person,” but it’s just loud...

08/13/2018

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I hate to admit it, but I worry occasionally. I won’t admit to constantly worrying, but I do worry about senseless stuff from time to time. Worry is that uneasy feeling and concern about a situation or problem. The mind and body go into a state of focusing on “what might...

08/03/2018

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Skip Lloyd   My life is constantly being pulled from simplicity to complexity. When my life become increasingly complex, it pulls me to being out of balance. Let me give you a very simple illustration.    I like to listen to music when I run. So, it appeared to me the simplest...

07/28/2018

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Skip Lloyd   Do you struggle with your perceived connection with God? Do you sometimes have the tendency to think that other Christians have a closer relationship with God than you?   Since I was a little boy, I’ve struggled with the thought that most other Christians are...