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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Look Deeper

mans reflection in shard of glass

The longer most of us live, the more aware we are that what appears correct at first glance is not always so.  It’s almost comical to remember how certain we were of “facts” in our youth that we presently know as false or at least “spin.”  That is probably why…

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It’s Too Hard

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How many times have we lost a glorious opportunity because the road to achievement just seemed to be too hard?  Mankind has a lot of company in this area.  One historical example is the nation of Israel, led by Moses out of Egyptian captivity, only to falter in taking possession…

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Making Sense of Senselessness

woman in kharkiv

Wherever we see people subjugating other people, evil is at work.  Man has orchestrated and perpetuated this practice throughout time to achieve his selfish and prideful goals: dominance of one nation over another through war, dominance of one people over another through slavery, dominance of one thought over another through…

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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 Calls Nobodies

man looking at smartphone in the dark

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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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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