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Movin’ On

"Movin' on Up" is the theme song of the television sitcom "The Jeffersons" where George Jefferson worked very hard with his dry cleaning business so that he could move his family to a "deluxe apartment in the sky". There have been many through the ages and still are...

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Little Black Bugs

“Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord!”  (Rom. 7:25). They were everywhere.  In the cereal boxes, crawling over the countertops, drowning in the sinks, buried in the sofas, falling from the ceiling . . . It seemed like the more I squished, the...

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Law of Cleansing

“For a child to become clean, something else must become dirty.” Laws of Parenting, #2 I read the previous statement in an email recently and as I considered it among the others statements I could not help but realize how true this was. It was meant to be humorous and...

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles have never been my thing. I am blind to the little clues so I empathize with the man reading the Bible when Philip said to him, "Do you understand what you are reading?" And he replied, "How can I without someone to guide me?" Yet he was a man who knew...

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It was Very Good

Somebody said that if God were truly scientific, he would have written the Book of Genesis as a scientific formula. Maybe, but it would create a dilemma. Unless we all held doctorates in science we could not understand anything about it. It would be a closed book to...

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Gravol

“For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness . . .” (Isa 61:10) I should be sick. The boat is heaving and pitching; people are running down the halls, hands covering their mouths, searching for motion sickness bags....

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Unearned Reputation

"Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes." (Rom 10:4 NIV) "I'll wait until you have more babies. I've heard you're a good bird breeder, and I don't want to buy a bird from anyone else." My eyes were wide open in...

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