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Check-Up From the Neck Up

"Good sense makes one slow to anger and it is his glory to overlook an offense." (Proverbs 19:11 ESV)"Woe to the world because of offenses. For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes." (Matthew 18:7 ESV)Tis the season...for grumbling,...

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Caring for One Another

"Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have...

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A Father’s Love

I’m a father of three grown children, and even though my offspring no longer live at home, there isn’t a day that goes by when they don’t come to mind or when I miss them and pray for them. I often ponder those years of bouncing my kids on my knee and then cuddling in...

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A Pint of Blood

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. " (1 John 4:7 ESV)I was sitting at a table eating a chicken salad sandwich.  I wasn’t really hungry but I was supposed to sit a bit and eat...

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God’s Endless Love

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,...

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Love–Jesus’ Style…

Today, I received a sad text from a friend who informed me that a former co-worker had suddenly passed away. This person was special in every way. We kept in touch over the years and enjoyed many fun and lively conversations together, many of them about Jesus. His...

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Forgive As God Forgives

"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one other, even as God in Christ forgave you." (Ephesians 4:32 NKJV)It should have been easy to back the Ford Escape out of the garage. After all, it's half the size of our former Ford Expedition. With that big...

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Best Lists Ever

We often travelled by skin boat (called a umiak) when visiting our family's tin mine in the White Mountains in Alaska, USA. The boats were made of walrus hide stretched over a framework. In my first year of life, wrapped completely in sealskin, I was lactose...

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Beginning, Middle and End

"This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another." (1 John 3:11 NLT)It was a late Winter’s day.  I was 25 years old and at the one place I never wanted to be.  I was sitting in a hospital by my dying Mom’s bedside.  For...

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