Category Archives: prayer

The Basest of Cultures

In the grand sweep of history, the United States of America are but a blip in the timeline.  Since the end of World War II, we’ve been recognized as the most powerful nation in the world.  The late 20th century … Continue reading

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Another School Year

This was the start of the new school year for many children around the country, homeschoolers being no exception.  With all of the preparations in place, children in the Dermer household began the next leg of the journey in learning.  … Continue reading

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Grace for Southeastern Ohio

Driving the stretch of Route 50 and crossing the Ohio River at the Blennerhassett Island Bridge thus begins our familiar journey into the region of Southeastern Ohio.  This part of the Buckeye State represents the outer part of Appalachia with … Continue reading

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Reflections on Orlando

    When horrific events like mass shootings and other terrorist attacks happen, I think one should wait before making any public comments–especially any kind of extended commentary.  In the immediate wake of these evil acts, emotions run high and … Continue reading

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Update on Titus

For about the past year, we’ve noticed that our son has had developmental delays.  Physically, Titus was growing just fine.  He’s pretty much where he’s supposed to be in terms of weight, height, and all the rest.  However, his speech … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the City of Paris and the French Nation

Our Father in Heaven, Your holiness exceeds that of anything we know here on earth. Daily we are bathed in your grace, being recipients in so many ways of your goodness, kindness, and mercy. We take our next breath only … Continue reading

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Prayer Journals

After some encouragement from my wife, I finally decided to start a prayer journal. It’s nothing fancy, as you can see in the picture above. I have a small, almost pocket-sized journal which works for me. Scripture does not give … Continue reading

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