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Judging

Thirst for Justice

"The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then You showed me their deeds. But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I did not know it was against me they devised schemes, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the...

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How to Peel an Orange

Have you ever noticed how many ways there are to peel an orange?Some just dig in with their nails. Others cut off the top and bottom and cut a line across the fruit in order to have a place to start. Some slice the orange in 6-8 pieces and then eat it off the peel....

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The Problem With Blame…

In January, 1861, a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Felix Ward was abducted from his adopted father’s ranch in Southern Arizona. His father, John Ward, reported the incident at Fort Buchanan, and Lt. Bascom and his men were sent to search the trail. Because the local...

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The Doctor of Souls

As a child, I loved watching the black and white old movies, especially of the Marx Brothers.  Their funny hats and hair and antics were endlessly fascinating, as were their comic banter and impossible tangles they got themselves in and out of. The wit of Groucho...

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Judging Others

"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive and you will be forgiven." (Luke 6:37 ESV) "There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?" (James 4:12...

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The Stairs

Do you live in a house with stairs? Or perhaps you have stairs to climb in your office building. Or if not, maybe there are stairs to enter your church, your doctor’s office, you... Well, I think we all get the picture. Stairs are everywhere.The house we currently...

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The Rest of the Story…

We've all been there. Someone does something that annoys us. Maybe it slows us down and makes us late for work. Maybe it's road rage. Maybe they spray poison on the plants we just purchased and planted. Maybe they jump the line. Maybe they shovel their snow onto the...

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Seeing the BIgger Picture

"For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." (Philippians 4:11b ESV)It's okay to be myopic.Agreed?Well, how about introverted? Cultured? Athletic? Gregarious?Few of these conditions bring on any sort of permanent social stigma. After all, myopia (the...

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Each Tiny Leaf…

"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ." (1 Cor. 12:12 NIV) Why is there so much disunity in the church? With unity being so near and dear to Jesus' heart that it appeared four times (seeJohn...

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