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Don’t touch that it will burn you. So I did it anyway.

I don’t remember exactly how old I was, maybe 10 or 11. We had gone somewhere in the neighborhood on foot. But along the way we lit up a smoke. I don’t know where it came from, where the matches came from but we...

Hassle Holiday

I  have a great list of things that make me smile every time I think of them. My kids of course, my wife, some friends. There is also a list of things that I have heard or seen that can turn that frown upside...

Interstate Gas, God and the Panhandler

The interstate mega gas station was bustling with travelers filling up with fuel, coffee and snacks. Kids were rolling out of minivans to stretch, dads seemed tattered, moms working to control the scattering ankle biters. A wonderful element of the family road trip. In...

Deer Blind Margin

KOZ LEADERS, It is imperative we find margin in our lives. Margin is time to be with God, family, church and not just our job or passions. Take hunting season for example. How often are we leaving our families and spending time in the...

She Said Yes – HTL’s Note

She said yes. In a moment of disbelief, terror, confusion, fear, she said yes. While emptying out a bookshelf I have filled with random books I have read, ones I want to read and ones I will never read, I found one that I...

God, Coffee and a Bike Rider

The beep on my iPhone goes off early, and I roll over to look at the incoming message. I see there are a few that came in during the night. Some folks working, some auto deliver, some spam. But at that moment I return...

Plenary Sessions with God

I have encounters with God more often now than ever before. A great service at church, a song on the radio, a movie, a thought or a pray with a friend or my family. These can be powerful but frequently short in duration. There...

Miley Cyrus is Missing Something She Won’t Find Where She is Looking

As I read the news reports on Miley Cyrus and her wild escapades, I was bummed out. I loved the show “Hannah Montana,” and it was on the totally approved list at our house. She was a good kid in that show, and her...

Our Day of Destiny is Upon Us – Warriors Rise

Ronald Regan once said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will reserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If...

KOZ Boys Summer Hunting Camp

As the boys began to arrive that afternoon, the heat of the day had set in. The weeks before we arrived were dry, and it showed as the dust devils swirled.  Every plant and fencepost along the ranch road was covered with a fine...
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