Life

Doing the right thing, the right way

                Someone once said that good decisions come from experience, while experience comes from bad decisions.                 While I would not cite this humorous anecdote as being divinely inspired, there is a verse in the Bible that seems to succinctly illustrate […]

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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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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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10 Resolutions to Bless Your Life

So, did you keep last year’s resolutions?                 Can you even remember what they were? Perhaps they were too ambitious, too unrealistic – more wishful thinking than practical reality. I’ve never been big on resolutions – maybe because I rarely keep them. I don’t know if anyone keeps […]

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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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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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The Gospel’s power to change a life

                One of the most exciting things about our relationship with God is that He does not leave us as we are but changes us by shaping our character to look more like His own. The Bible teaches us that our relationship with God through Christ ought to […]

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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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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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