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The Heart of the Matter

  “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.  In this you have done foolishly …” (2 Chronicles 16:9, NKJV) The thought that we might be having a heart attack is frightening to say the […]

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A Lasting Legacy Of Memories

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”       (3 John 4, ESV) It was one of those humbling … bring-you-down-to-earth … I get it … statements.  As my wife and I were trying to get things packed up and ready for a move a number of years […]

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Who’s Watching …

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?  It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.  You are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do […]

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“We Are Hard-Pressed On Every Side …”

“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed … always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our body”  (2 Corinthians 4:8-10, NKJV). The scene […]

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A Chance Encounter

“Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth!  I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old; things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us.  We will not hide them from their children, but […]

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When The Real Difference Gets Blurred

“These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.” (Psalm 50:21, ESV) The more things change … the more they remain the same!  Right?  Right!  Just watch styles of clothing for men and women … […]

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Remember To Remember

“He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.” (Psalm 111:4, NKJV) Memory!  Need I say more?  The older we get … the more information we garner … the busier we seem to get … there is just not enough room for all of it!    And so […]

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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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