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Anger

The Hawk

Many years ago I read the following story from a book that we were using with our children. After all this time, this one story has always stuck with me. I am reminded of it again and again while driving…seeing some drivers (and sometimes myself) consumed with anger over a slower car or an untimely […]

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Pride

Monument to Self

  I once had an opportunity to visit a monument.   Even guide books warned against taking any time to visit this place.  One book said it was a monument built by a wealthy man to honor himself.  Another stated:  “you will be sorely disappointed. Very rarely does someone go to visit the monument with the […]

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The Four Wives

Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives.   He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best and was always concerned for her well-being. He also loved the 3rd wife very […]

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Happy New Year 2016

Holy Smokes…it is 2016! When a new year begins, it is so easy to get caught up with looking back on time.  Just in this past week, I’ve had several people comment on how fast the years have sped by…how it seems like just yesterday…how they wish they could stop the clock.  Alas, time marches […]

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Welcome

Welcome to An UpWord Glance!

Welcome to An UpWord Glance blog. I originally began doing An UpWord Glance for the both the folks working in prisons and for the men living in those prisons where I served as Chaplain. Each week a new story will be published to this site. This will be a simple story…no heavy theological treatise.  The goal is […]