A Lasting Legacy …

“She has done what she could.  She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.  Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”       (Mark 14:8-9). We try … sometimes harder than at other times […]

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As the Life of a Flower …

“… All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.  The grass withers, and its flower falls away, But the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:24-25) Everyone needs to just get away from the craziness of life and all of the demands that continually […]

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As Close As We Choose To Be …

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) Suppose we were able sit down with one another … share a cup of coffee … laugh a little … frown a little about the state of the world … and just get to know one another better and catch up. Before too […]

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The Adequacy of Our God

“1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  2Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.  Selah”  (Psalm 46:1-3) The assurance from […]

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Fighting Satan for the Soul of a Son or Daughter …

“For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.  Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.”  (1 Samuel 1:27-28) When you discover you are about to become a parent, sheer exhilaration sets […]

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When It Happens …

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man, […]

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Correcting Blurred Vision …

“My ears had heard of you … but now my eyes have seen you.” (Job 42:5) The wise man Solomon tried to warn me in his inspired writings when he wrote:  “…and those that look through the windows grow dim’ (Ecclesiastes 12:3). Trying to deny its arrival, pretending it’s not that bad were all efforts […]

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Fighting Off the Common Cold …

“So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” (Ephesians 4:14) No one likes them, wants them or enjoys them, but they are a part of life and we all have to deal […]

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Would You … Could You?

“… be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10) It is sometime in the near future.  On a beautiful afternoon you and your family begin making the usual plans for Sunday, except the usual plans we are all accustomed to have been brought to a screeching halt by […]

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Avoid the Pain Disguised as Pleasure

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) As a young boy growing up in Oklahoma City I had the opportunity once a year in the fall to go to the Oklahoma State Fair and it was […]

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