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 By Dave Carroll    Columns    January 22, 2020 

Mountain top Musings: Recognizing the True Value of Life

The other evening my wife and I were over at some friend's house for dinner. While there we watched the Mecum Auto auction for a while. It was excitin...

 

Mountaintop Musings: The Cure for Worry

Lately I have found great contentment in some areas that have caused me much stress. However, as I write this column, I find that some of those...

 

Mountaintop Musings: A Hopeful Time of Year, Redux

Father Time just keeps moving along doesn't He? Here we are facing 2020 in just another week. Over the past few years I have found it a bit harder to...

 

Mountain Top Musings: A Hopeful Time of Year

As I think back about the way Congress has failed to address some major issues, I cannot help but scratch my head and wonder “What do they think...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Are you prepared?

As summer fades to fall many people start worrying about winter. I guess that is a natural thing for us to do. Each season brings about change, new re...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Finding Balance in the Swings of Life

I must say that I have really enjoyed the World Series so far this year. Of course, I am rooting for the Houston Astros and by now they may well be...

 

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I have been guilty of placing myself at the center of the universe. My needs are most important, I have the solution, and everyone else must accept th...

 

Debunking the Perception of "Self"

Debunking the Perception of “Self” Part 2 For those of you who were expecting a “Musing” last week I apologize. I have been so busy with...

 

A section of the Stonewall Vegetation Project area in late 2017 shows the effect of the Park Creek fire led the Forest Service to re-analyze portions of the project. (Roger Dey Photo)

Biblically speaking the idea of “self-assurance” is one area of thinking that can lead to many problems. If we think that we are the source of all...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Conquering the Problem of Self

Looking at some of the people in my life I realize that we are often our biggest barrier to a satisfying life. Most problems in my life have their beg...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    August 7, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: The Problem of "Self"

This subject may take several “Musings” to cover it, so if this interests you, you may want to keep this one so you can read them together. It...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    July 24, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Time Well Spent

The past month has been fantastic. I did not win the lottery. I did see the results of many months of preparation as we had our annual five-day Bible...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    July 3, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Memorable Day

Celebrations can be great fun. I know that most of us today are celebrating the founding of our country. July 4, 1776 is one of the greatest days in...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 19, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Looking for a better Deal

Well, according to some “experts” the dynasty of the Golden State Warriors is over. They were dethroned by the Toronto Raptors in six games. I...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 5, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Frustrating Thoughts

This week’s column is going to be a bit different. I must admit it is hard to focus as I have so many frustrating thoughts running through my...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 29, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: More thoughts on A biblical view of anger

One area in my life that I feel God has made some good changes in me concerns anger. I can remember too many times in life when my “temper” got...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 15, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: A biblical view of anger

Over the years I have had many opportunities to develop and exhibit self-control. I would love to say that I have always passed the test and been a...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    April 3, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Springtime Ramblings

Well spring has finally showed up, both on the calendar and in the warmer temperatures and melting snow. I know we are all glad for this time of...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    March 27, 2019

Mountain top Musings: The Authority for the Self-Confrontation Journey

The basis for real change in one’s thinking, feelings and living is found in the Holy Bible. Even people that are not professing Christians have...

 

Mountaintop Musings: First Steps on the Self-Confrontation Journey

To change biblically and travel the “self-confrontation journey” one must be born-again, a Christian, a Christ-follower; the terms may vary but...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Starting the self-confrontation journey

This week I want to share some thoughts on how a person can change. But it is not change for changes’ sake, but how a person can change Biblically?...

 

Mountaintop Musings: The self confrontation challenge

Well after almost one month of the New Year I imagine we all have failed in several or all of our New Year’s resolutions. It is very difficult to...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Winter REflections

It looks like the ghost of winter past has decided to visit. We knew that we would have to plow, shovel and drive through a bit of snow before winter...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Looking back to move ahead

Today many people are out returning gifts or shopping for bargains. The day after Christmas can be great for saving money, but the trade-off is that y...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Real hope for real change

With the elections behind us it is time to celebrate! Yes, no more attack ads, the road-side placards are removed and the political phone calls have...

 

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