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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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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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Love Vs. Hate

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another." (John 13:34 NIV) "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Peter 4:8 NIV Above all, love each other deeply, because loves...

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Who Did This?

"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" declares the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for My people: "You have scattered My flock and have driven them away, and you have not...

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The Brother

"Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you brother have refreshed the hearts of saints." (Philemon 7 NIV)A number of years ago my brother moved onto my property with me. When we were children, being two years older, he taught me how to tie...

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