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A Role Reversal

As a reader, I enjoy a story which has a surprise and isn’t too predictable.  A good author knows how to draw the reader in and build fascination.  Few things do this like a plot reversal, when the story seems to be heading one way, but suddenly changes so the...

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I’m the Boss…

I'm the boss... And I have my wife's permission to say so! I have often heard this said, and each time it makes me smile as images of the wife wearing the trousers float through my head.... As I was thinking about this saying this morning, it occurred to me that I...

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The Making Way

"A voice of one calling: In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory...

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Come up to Higher Ground

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30) Often, as I...

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The Key to Success

I don't know about you, but I am a pretty self-confident person in most things that I do. I am an accomplished cook; I have successfully raised two wonderful, Christian boys; after 34 years, I am still happily married; I have been a registered, practicing...

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The Best Part

I was delighted to find celeriac in the local farmer's market this morning. This strange-looking root vegetable, also called turnip-rooted celery, knob celery, and sometimes celery root, is a variety of celery cultivated for its edible roots, hypocotyl, and shoots. As...

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The Jonathan Quandary

Jonathan was in a tough place. He made David, his father's arch-enemy and the anointed king of Israel, his best friend. Meanwhile, he was still Saul's son, legally the next in line to become Israel's king. It was like walking a tightrope, but Jonathan walked it for a...

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