God Calls Nobodies

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No one studying Moses would consider him a “nobody”.  Acts 7:20-22 states that even at his birth, “he was no ordinary child,” which prompted his mother to disobey Pharaoh’s order to drown all Hebrew baby boys in the Nile.  When Pharaoh’s daughter discovered Moses in his waterproof basket among the…

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Pushing and Shoving

Only on the football field and in other contact sports is pushing and shoving considered appropriate behavior. Otherwise, responsible parents teach their children to be considerate of others and to wait their turns. While you can visit any playground and find kids that have yet to master that lesson, most…

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A Moment of Decision

Early Israelite history recapped in the book of Deuteronomy is a fascinating study of God’s instruction and care for one nation that He selected to be His light to other nations.  He demonstrated His love and provision starting with their deliverance out of slavery in Egypt through the 40 years…

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Starting a New Year

For the Lord delights in his people;     he crowns the humble with victory. 5 Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them.     Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds. 6 Let the praises of God be in their mouths,     and a sharp sword in their hands—              Psalm 149:4-6 This past…

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Thankfulness Reset

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Many of us have experienced surprising joy by simply adopting an attitude of being thankful. While it is more natural to have an initial “screaming meemies” response to difficulties, navigating to the other side of the issue generally elicits relief and gratefulness. That was where the Pilgrims found themselves after…

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What to Do?

My father and my husband’s father were part of what was known as “the greatest generation.” Both served our country during World War II, practiced sacrificial devotion to their families, and were men of quiet strength and tremendous integrity. They were men of moral character that was reinforced through their…

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The Sky Is Falling

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Henny Penny is a character from an English fairy tale that we know better as Chicken Little. This little chick gets hit on the head by a falling acorn, and mistakenly believes that a piece of sky has fallen.  The disintegration of the sky is extraordinarily alarming – not to…

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Linked Arms

Some of the most dramatic rescue video I’ve watched featured strangers linking arms to form a human chain to rescue a person who had fallen over the edge of a cliff.  The most inspiring thing was the way a diverse group united at great personal risk to accomplish what one…

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