So Hard, Yet So Good

Wife begging and angry husband

Few things commanded by God confound us as much as the issue of forgiveness.  Jesus specifically taught on the subject many times, highlighting it in His instruction to His disciples on how to pray; what we call The Lord’s Prayer.  With a paralytic, He elevated the act of forgiving above…

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Prepare To Meet Your Maker

man climbing mountain

In old movies with battles depicting fierce hand-to-hand combat, the warrior preparing to deliver a death-blow to his opponent would dramatically proclaim, “Prepare to meet your Maker!”  Moses proclaimed the same message – but with different words and intent — to the Israelites he had led out of Egypt to…

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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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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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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 Fixer

man in workshop

Both my father and father-in-law grew up in the Depression Era, and were extraordinarily resourceful in finding solutions to fix most any problem they encountered.  My husband now carries on this tradition with the help of the internet.  I’ve observed how all these men in their humble ways have taken…

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Giving Credit Where It Is Due

angry woman

Have you ever worked really hard on a project – long hours with sleepless nights – and achieved great success, only to have a boss, family member, or someone else take the credit for it? #%@!#@X&%!! Pride is the source of this terrible, infamous human failing. Pride operates in both…

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What is Truth?

street signs with question mark

The search for truth is an age-old quest of man.  We want truth that makes sense, based on evidence, until the evidence changes and we have to look for other criteria.  Perhaps truth should be based on what is right, or maybe on belief systems.  But that truth becomes shifting…

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