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"An argument arose among them [Jesus' disciples] as to which of them was the greatest. But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by His side and said to them, 'Whoever receives this child in My Name receives Me, and whoever receives Me...

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Dirty Dishes

"It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy." (Romans 9:16 NIV) One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn as an adult is to rely on God's mercy instead of my own drive, desire or effort. Just a few minute ago, I was washing the...

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Canopy of Webs

I had heard about the size, abundance and toxicity of Australian spiders. This was, in fact, the only thing that put any kind of a damper on my enthusiasm for visiting this fascinating continent. I would learn, however, that the stories were a bit larger than life....

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Selling Your Birthright

We're all familiar with the story: Esau, famished from his hunt, sold his birthright for a bowl of lentil stew: "One day when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau arrived home from the wilderness exhausted and hungry. Esau said to Jacob, 'I'm starved! Give me some of...

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White Bread? Or Whole Grain?

We have become aware in recent years of the problems associated with consuming large quantities of refined foods. We see a push towards whole grains and less-refined sweetening options; but if you delve a bit deeper into the issue, you will see that it isn't what is...

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