The Cure for Negativity

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Sometimes it seems there is not much to be happy about these days.  COVID variations still threaten people world-wide, US mandates threaten freedoms and livelihoods, and the unrest that follows threatens peace and security in families.  Anxiety and depression are at peak levels.  Many believe that finding a cure for this pandemic is the way…

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Get Wisdom

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Take the jab, versus don’t.  Wear a mask, versus not.  Defund the police, versus support them.  Teach critical race theory, versus American history.  Increase government spending, versus balance the budget.  These polarizing issues simply go on and on.  Each side is animated and absolutely convinced they are right.  But where is wisdom? King Solomon’s Proverbs…

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The Life Cycle of Dependence

In many species, but especially mammals, God’s design is for the young to be dependent upon the adults until they can function on their own.  Once independence is attained, the process repeats with a new generation of parents.  The cycle in man continues as aging people often require assistance to meet their daily needs.  So,…

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It Doesn’t Work Without the Key

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The Grace Matrix is like a complex piece of machinery where each piece is connected to other pieces, all in good working order. By themselves, they are inert. But the movement of one piece activates the movement of another that launches movement in the next, and so on. A key is required to move that…

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I Love You So Much It Hurts

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Have you ever loved someone so much that your heart literally ached for them? This intense feeling happens most often when we are apart from “the one our heart desires,” usually a fiancé or spouse, but it can also be a child, or grandchild. It’s hard to believe we can experience such ecstasy and pain…

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Limitless Grace

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We know God’s love is limitless from the many scriptures describing love – including the one from 1 John 4:16 that says “God is Love.” If God is infinite in His Being, and His Being is the personification of love, then His love is infinite as well.  But does God’s grace correspond similarly?  Dallas Willard,…

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The Highway: His Way or My Way

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If we are to learn an important lesson from the life of King David, it would be that the God of the Universe is wholly adequate – all wise and all knowing – to advise us regarding all life issues.  The majority of present-day Christians would probably agree with this truth, while privately disregarding it…

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The Better Road

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No one makes a decision in a vacuum. We are influenced by culture, family, race, socio-economic status, education, friends, religion, whether we will admit it or not – and the list goes on. God’s wisdom and grace give us the freedom of choice, and He further adds the freedom to choose our influences, as well…

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