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About collardg

A knight errant; defender of honor and promoter of integrity among men of good will and Christ's Kingdom dwellers.

Lessons Learned on the Journey – Part 2

I can imagine you might be wondering how the plan to downsize is going? (Subject of my last post) Dianne and I have been working on it for a year and a half now.  I’ve drawn some conclusions, (but probably … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned on the Journey – part 1

The Knight Errant is back…after an hiatus of wandering to and fro on the earth,  campaigning for justice, slaying dragons and rescuing fair damsels in distress. 🙂  Ah, it’s a rewarding life I lead. One of the benefits of getting … Continue reading

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Balancing Life’s Circumstances

In its day, “The Music Man” musical was a broadway hit, winning many awards. From that musical we received the song “Ya Got Trouble”. The song showcases “Professor” and con man Harold Hill, who convinces the citizens of this small … Continue reading

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2 Perspectives on Christmas

2 Perspectives on Christmas The result of living in 2 worlds as I do, often has me confused. When I’m in Europe I feel very much like a European, (whatever that is). When I return to the US, I sometimes … Continue reading

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The Merits of Journaling

I’ve learned over time, I need to pause, (regularly), reflect, and draw conclusions about the direction I’m going in life. My nature drives me to a kind of “helter-skelter” response to life and ministry. I could easily exist just reacting … Continue reading

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Hearing but not always Listening

Hearing but not always Listening I know from experience it’s possible to hear someone speak to you but not listen to what’s being said. Many times in my life I have been guilty of hearing but not listening. In casual … Continue reading

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What Slogans Tell Us, (About Ourselves)

  What Slogans Tell Us, (About Ourselves)     I love a good phrase. A well-constructed thought, carefully but succinctly stated, is a beautiful thing. I try to do it a lot, but seldom ever come up with one of … Continue reading

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