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The Leash

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Gal 5:1) If you ask my golden retriever puppy her opinion on the subject, the very best part of her daily walk happens when I release...

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Let it Shine

Some dear old friends of mine returned for a visit with me this evening. There were so many of them ,in fact, that they wouldn’t all fit into my house. We had our reunion in my backyard then. It was only fitting too since that is where we have had all our best times...

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Eat Healthy

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. ...

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The dandelions are back here in the fields around my home. My favorite flowers are always among the first to show up in Spring and among the last to leave in Fall. Their sweet, gentle beauty always warms my heart, delights my eye, and brings joy to my soul. They...

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The Conditionals Game

My boys were playing a game yesterday that they termed "Conditionals." In the game, each player takes a turn offering a longed-for prize to anyone in the game who will accept their condition. Unfortunately, the condition is always on the negative side...For example,...

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Recognizing the Power of our Words

I was in my kitchen busy chopping onions for my favorite salmon dish the other day as I listened to a photographer being interviewed on the radio. He had gone into an odd adventure. After asking permission of dozens of folks, he took photographs of the inside of their...

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