The Pocket of Our Lives

“Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with […]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:14-15) Sometimes lessons for life […]

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There Can Be No Holding Back

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23, 24) Commitment to something or to someone is a serious and engaging principle that must precede actions of any worthwhile […]

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At the Doorstep of Mercy

“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.” (Micah 7:4-6)  There […]

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When Death Comes to a Righteous Person

“The death of His faithful ones is valuable in the Lord’s sight” (Psalm 116:15) Not everyone has the opportunity, privilege or responsibility to become famous!  In fact, most of us share a bit of anonymity except with those who exist in our own small world of influence, and that’s ok, isn’t it? Our Lord didn’t […]

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Humility Comes at Great Cost

“When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2) Watching a cutting horse or a Tennessee Walker go through their exercises is a thing of beauty!  This writer has always been fascinated by the strength, beauty and agility of horses.  But as powerful and as talented as horses are, they […]

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A Note to Self as a Dad

“The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him. My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.”  (Proverbs 23:24, 26) Sticky notes are one of the most wonderful devices the ingenuity of man has come up with … unless […]

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When the Windows of Heaven Open …

“… Will I not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you such a blessing …” (Malachi 3:10) There are times in each of our lives when we simply find the need to step back, take a deep breath, and take in the moment.  It happens at the birth of a […]

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The Pedestal of Pride

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries,  fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.” (Mark 7:21-23) The interest in finding out ancestral information is growing by leaps and bounds.  People want to […]

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Developing the Skill of Criticism

“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth;” (2 Timothy 2:24, 25) The fact is … most if not all of us are just a bit resistant […]

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