Author Archives: Bill Williams

Be kind to one another, please

I am the first to admit that I have said and done things that are unkind to others. Knowing my human frailties, I will probably do it again, and again, and again. That makes me sad, because I know full-well … Continue reading

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A peaceful evening

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
The sun has not yet slipped beyond the western horizon, so the front patio is just too sunny and bright. Here on the back patio I am enjoying my home brewed americano. I…

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Alaskan Moments

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
Yesterday, I was asked several times about our recent trip to Alaska. Of course, I was delighted to answer these questions. One inquisitor asked, “What’s the best thing about going there?” I hesitated,…

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The promise is for all

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
Here I sit enjoying a few minutes of reflection on the patio following a brief afternoon nap. A gentle breeze is blowing from the south. Steady, but light, rain drums a peaceful cadence,…

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Another beautiful new day

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
A beautiful day in the neighborhood is underway. We have 74 pleasant degrees on the back patio. A steady breeze animates the wind chime hanging under the eave. The sun is shining bright…

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Do you want to change your life?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
Do you want to change your life? The wind is howling outside. That may be a bit of an overstatement. It is windy. It has been windy for a couple of days; but,…

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Another Monday Morning

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
So, another new week begins. The weekend was too short. Monday arrived too soon. For some, the things to do list you made last night haunted you all through the night — hopefully,…

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Three suggestions for maintaining healthy work-life balance

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
For many people maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a major challenge. One of the primary difficulties in regard seems to be establishing sensible boundaries, which preserve and protect the various, essential parts…

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What do you do when you visit Seattle?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
What do you do when you visit Seattle, Washington? I wouldn’t want anyone to think I hold myself out as an expert on this topic. However, we have visited a couple of times…

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When is a tree no longer a tree?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
What do you think? When is a tree no longer a tree? You can probably conceive of many answers to this question. Perhaps, a tree is no longer a tree when: it is firewood? …

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What do you do when your heart is full and heavy at the same time?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
As this week comes to an end, my heart is both full and heavy at the same time. It is full, because I am wonderfully blessed. Time spent earlier in the day with…

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Where do you find yourself this morning?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
Well, it is Wednesday morning. How is your week going? Very often, when Friday morning arrives, I find myself asking: Where has the time gone? Who stole Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday? If we…

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What is the purpose of the Proverbs?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
King Solomon’s purpose for collecting the proverbs is stated in 1:2-4, which reads: Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose…

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What is more important than people?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
My family is excited to be part of a church plant in north Edmond, Oklahoma. Although there are many challenges associated with church plants, it seems to be where I am most comfortable.…

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Are you sowing to please the Holy Spirit?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
A few years ago, as I was studying the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians, the feeling that I was missing something just wouldn’t go away. As I recall, I was looking at…

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Three ways to make the most of our second chances

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
Today is yesterday’s second chance! I have seen this quote or something similar to it several times recently. Second chances! Oh, how we need them! Oh, how we need each and every “Today!”…

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Are you longing for a better place to live?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
? Many, many moons ago, I was both humbled and blessed by being present for a momentous occasion. You see, a small group of ministers was gathered at Silver Maple Camp, which is…

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What is the desire of your heart?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
This popped up in my FB feed earlier today. It is a memory worth sharing. Thus ends the book “The Pursuit of God” by Tozer… Lord, I would trust Thee completely; I would…

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Do you want people to like you?

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
This is an excellent article. I wouldn’t call them mind tricks, though. They are, based on my experience, accurate observations, coupled with helpful insights. If you are in sales and/or management this could…

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The journey begins today!

Originally posted on A Sojourner's Heartsong:
So, the journey really does begin today. Now, I am not a fan of the vague posts designed to create an air of mystery about something big which may be going on in…

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