Life

Starting the New Year in a new place

                To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t going to make any New Year’s resolutions this year. After all, why should I set myself up for disappointment?                 Then I stepped back and realized it’s just another way of setting […]

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Not just for Valentine’s Day

                What is one of the kindest things someone has ever done for you?                 When I thought about this recently, one of the first things that came to mind was when I suffered a significant head injury several years ago. […]

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If God had a refrigerator …

                As you stand at the threshold of yet another year, what do you see?                 Do you see a world of possibility before you or a world of problems? Do you see a life filled with an abundance of opportunities […]

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When is enough, enough?

“But the worries of this age, the seduction of wealth and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful” (Mark 4:19). Will we ever have enough? Will it continue to be enough? How much is enough? And how will we know when we get there? These common questions […]

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Build a solid financial foundation this New Year’s

                Happy New Year! January is a time when many people make personal resolutions and renew their commitment to live their lives the “right” way – by eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly and promising to do more for their families and community. It’s also a great time […]

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The Menace of Mediocrity

We have a tendency to think that our greatest challenges in life come from the world around us. Not true! The greatest challenges in life are to be found within us. Within every child of God there rages a constant battle between the old nature of sin, self-absorption and self-protection and the new nature of […]

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When the going gets tough, the saint calls for help

                Today was a tough day. Our youngest son Zack has been sick for a few days, and today he was having difficulty breathing. We took him to the doctor, and after two breathing treatments there was no improvement. His oxygen count was dropping. The next stop for […]

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Looking for financial security

The world tells us security can come in many forms such as a big bank account, a great job or a large retirement fund. We use many of these things as “security blankets” instead of seeking the only true secure foundation available. The security blanket has played a big role in our family life. Emma, […]

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It’s not heart surgery

                Many years ago, I worked as an administrative assistant for a man named John. John was imposing in both physical appearance and in personality. When he was happy, everyone was happy. But when he was upset, he’d use his loud, booming voice, and I think we were […]

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Never lose hope

I have a Christmas cactus on my desk in my office. My sister gave it to me in December of 2007. At the time, it was in full bloom. Little pink flowers graced the green leafs.               Months of neglect did not bode well for my little cactus. Turns […]

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