When We Are The Most Vulnerable

“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;” (Ephesians 6:16, ESV) Being a Type 2 diabetic brings with it daily challenges.  Trying to eat the right foods … testing your blood sugars frequently … getting the proper exercise… and developing an […]

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He Still Seeks Our Presence …

“… And a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving.” (Luke 10:38-40) When it happens … when someone we love and respect comes up to us …sits down with […]

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Life Is So Fragile

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath. Selah” (Psalm 39:4-5, ESV) It would be more […]

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Turning Toward Home …

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.  Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.  I am hard pressed between the two.  My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.  […]

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When Shame Takes Us Hostage …

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.”  (Isaiah 55:6-7, NKJV) To look back […]

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“I Knew You’d Come … I Knew You’d Come!”

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  (Proverbs 17:17, NKJV) It is amazing … the mind God has given to us who have been “created in His image.”    Much is being written, witnessed, and experienced in our culture today about the mind of man and how sad it is […]

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You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can’t Make It Drink!

“… but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never be thirsty again.  The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  (John 4:14, ESV) As a teenager, I was given the opportunity to be around horses. Riding them was […]

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“He Collects Our Tears …”

“Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep.  And he entered his chamber and wept there.  Then he washed his face and came out.  And controlling himself he said, ‘Serve the food.” (Genesis 43:30-31, ESV) God’s providence is a biblical truth highlighted through the […]

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Finding Your Garden

“… I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (2 Corinthians 6:16b, ESV) As a teenager, when I would be able to go and spend a Sunday afternoon, or even for a stayover at my aunt and uncle’s house across […]

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“I Am So Afraid … “

We were sitting together listening to the latest Presidential News Conference.  Whether we like/approve/vote for whoever is the President … he is in fact who he is.  And it was when he finished his opening remarks followed by statements from each of his major support staff that my daughter started crying without warning.  With tears […]

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