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Fatherhood and the Pressured Lens

  “And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all.  For Job said, ‘It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.’  Thus […]

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Answering the Call of FOMO

“And He said, ‘There was a man who had two sons.  And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.  Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into […]

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Sowing The Right Seed

“But this I say:  He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”  (2 Corinthians 9:6) While living in West Texas and working with a congregation there for several years, we recognized early on that the preacher’s home was rather small for a family of five.  The […]

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How Long Oh Lord … How Much Longer?

“Oh, that You would rend the heavens!  That You would come down!  That the mountains might shake at Your presence—As the fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water to boil—To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations might tremble at Your presence!” (Isaiah 64:1-2) Can you read between the lines of this […]

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God’s Carefully Preserved Mirror

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4, NKJV) Over the years, my interest in the life, leadership and inspiration of the next leader of God’s people, Joshua, following Moses’ death, has only increased with time.  The […]

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When Is Someday?

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’ – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then […]

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When We Reach The End of the String

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4, NASV) There they were walking through the store … a mother and her little boy.  There […]

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We Are Invited Once More … Every Time We Open His Book!

“And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”  (Matthew 7:28, 29) Having grandchildren around us is such a wonderful privilege!  Having the opportunities to help bring them up “in the nurture and […]

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At The Doorstep of Mercy

“All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.” (Psalm 25:10, NKJV) Much is said in our day and time about the planet Earth that we live on and of our responsibilities to take care of it … and to a great degree this is […]

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So When Is Too Old Too Old?

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing.” (Psalm 92:12-14, NKJV) The world we live […]

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