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Ssshhhhhhhhhhhh

When we hear that word we might immediately think of a teacher or librarian demanding silence within their respective domains. We might even think back to an intimate moment between … Continue Reading →


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A Sunday To Remember

In 1883, a country boy from Marshalltown, Iowa arrived in Chicago, Illinois wearing a newly purchased sage-green suit. The small town boy was named Billy Sunday and was destined to … Continue Reading →


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It’s Not Flaming Chicken

Part of the Allen family lore is the story of my dad visiting us while we were living in Honolulu. We were driving around looking for a place to eat … Continue Reading →


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An Announcement

Starting Tuesday, January 12, 2015, the devotional blog “I’ve Been Thinking…” is moving its publication date from Mondays to Tuesdays. If you’ve been receiving this blog, you will continue to … Continue Reading →


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Be A “Fred”

Most of us are not famous.   Most of us don’t have big-name recognition. Even within our churches most of us serve quietly, without fanfare, knowing we serve the living God … Continue Reading →