On to the Next Thing

I admire people who seem to be able to get things done without a “to-do” list.  I am not one of those.  In fact, I often have separate lists for the major items on my master “to-do” list.  Not only do my lists keep me organized and on track, but…

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The Intentional By-Product

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When I get anxious about anything, I can usually hear the still, small voice of the Lord saying, “Do you trust Me?”  My sheepish answer is usually, “Yesss…but I didn’t think that was going to happen.”  This scenario has played out in my life like a broken record or looped…

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Challenged To Listen

girl with fingers in ears

Many of us empathize with Martha who felt dumped upon when Jesus and 12 disciples visited her home at mealtime, and her sister, Mary, did nothing to help.  From Martha’s perspective, Mary seemed to ignore the obvious and chose to allow Martha to shoulder the responsibility of all the preparations,…

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How Badly Do You Want It?

woman football player

Regardless of whether we’re football fans or not, most of us have seen exciting, dramatic plays at the goal line.  I’m always thrilled when the ball carrier sacrifices his body by becoming an airborne projectile that crashes through all opposition to a hard landing in the end zone.  Touchdown!! I…

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Prepare To Meet Your Maker

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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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God’s Permissive Will

Whenever we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we are asking that God’s Kingdom manifest in our physical world, and that His will would be carried out exactly the same way that His will is absolute and dominate in Heaven. NOTHING takes place in Heaven that is not His will. This is…

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The Importance of the Celebration

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A number of Christ-followers, including myself, have looked at Christmas as the celebration of Jesus’ birthday.  That view is supported in Western culture with the emphasis on manger scenes featuring a beautiful, helpless baby.  Certainly the reminder of what Jesus did for mankind in leaving His glory in Heaven to…

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The Cure for Negativity

blue capsule

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…

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