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Don’t Trust A Stranger …

“Thus says the Lord:  ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, […]

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How Wide Is The Gap …

“For we all stumble in many ways …” (James 3:2) “Will the person who has never made a mistake in their life please stand up?”  The obvious fact is we all make mistakes and they come more often than we would like to admit or own up to. Nobody likes making mistakes!  Because of the […]

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Easier Said Than Done …

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle.  Are they not in your book?” (Psalm 56:8) As my children were growing up, there would be times when something would happen at school or in the home that would require the shedding of tears.  I always wanted to help wipe away […]

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Reminded More Than Instructed

“It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.  The rainbow shall be […]

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Life is Like a Bowl of Ice Cream …

“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) Unashamedly I can proclaim that I like ice cream … especially Blue Bell ice cream.  One of my daughters says that ice cream is the solution to soothe a bad day and settle all issues!  Smart daughter! […]

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The Company of the Faithful

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,     nor stands in the path of sinners,     Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,     And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree     Planted by the rivers of water,     That […]

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Time for a Trim …

“You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of a neighbor:  I am the Lord.”  (Leviticus 19:16) The story is told a woman who complained to a Puritan minister about the clerical bands he wore with his pulpit gown. Saying that they annoyed […]

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Going It Alone Doesn’t Work …

“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9) From an early age we try to do things our own way without any […]

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Gardening and the Heart … A Living Legacy

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”  James 3:18 It is said that confession is good for the soul, so I confess upfront that gardening has never been one of my greatest assets.  So-so lawn … so-so flowerbeds …vegetable garden not so much! Long after we are done, […]

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“Tempus Fugit”

“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) “Time flies!”  So wrote the Latin poet Virgil way back in 20 BC.  We surely realize that time does not really fly … or does it?  Actually the origin of this phrase referred to the action of birds […]

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