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Nothing Else Matters

Do you STEW? I do.To clarify, I don’t mean a crock pot filled with stewing beef, potatoes, and carrots. I’m referring to the tried and true human condition of good old-fashioned worry. We all do it. For me, it’s waking up in the middle of the night as my brain churns...

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Out of the Frying Pan…

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT)We’ve all been there: The urgent circumstances are completely out of our control. We are definitely “in the frying pan”...

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Living in Perilous Times

We live in perilous times. At the time this is written, the future is uncertain. The police can’t be trusted. We can’t trust the integrity of our political leaders. The economy is crashing. The pandemic continues to ravage the planet…The more I think about these...

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Be Like…Canada Geese?

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.” (Matthew 28:19-20a NLT)It was Jesus’ last command to us, also known as...

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Curious Character

Every family has those members who are remembered for having outstanding personalities.  I had an uncle who was just such a character:  witty, jovial, talented, and totally unique.  Although he passed away some years ago, after a long, well-lived life,...

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Pay Attention

"Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away." (Hebrews 2:1 NKJV)"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you." (Proverbs 4:25 NKJV) How many times have I heard or said that? More than I can...

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Habits

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13 ESV)"And give no opportunity to the devil." (Ephesians 4:27 ESV)My definition of a habit is something you do over and over without thinking about it. Googles definition is "a settled or regular...

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Keep Your Eye on the Ball

"...since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders… let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." (Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV)"Keep your eyes on...

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