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I truly believe that “Part of what makes life worth the living are the stories that at are worth the telling.”

This blog really has one purpose, to tell the stories of life.  So sit back, relax and enjoy a little listening, sharing and telling of the stories that sweeten our lives.

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  • Presence or Answers – What are you resting in?

    Exodus 33:14, the Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Moses is angry, frustrated, and fit to be tied, and who would blame him.  He had just spent the last thirty days on Mt. Sinai receiving from God, what can arguably be the most famous set of laws…

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    Forgiving those who don’t want it.

    Luke 23:34, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” These were some of the last words of Jesus while hanging on a Roman cross. Having just undergone, six hours of beatings, floggings and a full frontal attack of mocking in the early morning hours.  He was now completing six additional hours of crucifixion, suffocation, and torture in the late…

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    Sheep, Rocks and God’s Voice

    John 10:27, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” Listened to a speaker by the name of Jamie Winship.  He told a story of going to Israel and visiting shepherds in the Palestine area.  Jamie asked one of the shepherds, “How do you keep all the sheep together and out of harms way?”…

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    “Stop, Drop and Roll”. A prayer for troubled times.

    Nehemiah 2:4-5, “The king said to me, “What is it you want?”  Then I prayed to the God of heaven,  and I answered the king . . .” Nehemiah was the Cupbearer to Artaxerxes, the fifth King of Persia from 465 BC to 424 BC.  As Cupbearer, he was responsible to taste all the food and wine…



My name is D. Mike Collins and I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Leann Collins, for over 27 years. We have five children: Alisa, Noah, Grace, Meri and Levi. They fill our lives with learning, living and love. Together with our friends and neighbors there are plenty of stories to give, both in the telling and in the listening Stories with humor, and some with sadness. Some of delight and others of disappointment. Some of courage and others of collapse. Together through, they weave a tale that will last a lifetime and have meaning into all of eternity.