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Surrendering Your Sword

Surrendering Your Sword

One of the most famous surrenders in American history occurred in Appomattox, VA, when General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy met with General Ulysses S. Grant in the home of a local townsman. The Army of Northern Virginia had nowhere to go without further...

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The Phases of Our Lives: You Can’t Block Out the Son

The Phases of Our Lives: You Can’t Block Out the Son

The recent solar eclipse passed directly over our city, and my friend came up with a wonderful analogy between the phases of the moon and our spiritual lives. Before I can make the comparison, I need to present a short science lesson. Look into the night sky on any...

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Can You Smile at the Future?

Can You Smile at the Future?

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.” What a beautiful image from  Proverbs 31:25  (NASB). When you read the entire passage, Solomon shows us the ideal lifestyle of a good woman. But is it really? You might argue, “How can any woman...

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Treasures Inside Troubles

Treasures Inside Troubles

“We can find joy in unexpected places.” So says Sarah Young in her devotional book, Jesus Always. But finding joy requires effort. Difficult circumstances, crises, and traumas catapult us into fear or despair, even rage. God knows we have troubles, and He allows them...

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Want To, Will Do

Want To, Will Do

January. New year. Blank new page. For the family. For the job. For life.   Now is my chance. I want to do something new. Something important. Something good. Last year’s disappointments have passed. There’s no magic in switching out calendars, yet I am almost...

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List of Love

List of Love

Does anyone else besides me create a list of things to do before Christmas? I know we’re admonished to remember the “reason for season,” and they’re right. But when you’ve got family spread out all over the country, a list, complete with timetable, is necessary. At...

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Abundant Thanks

Abundant Thanks

This is NOT a post saluting America's Thanksgiving Day next month. This IS a post encouraging you, me--everyone--to live a life of abundant thanks and praise every single day we are alive. I'm inspired by Psalm 109:30. "With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to...

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Who’s Steering Your Boat?

Who’s Steering Your Boat?

I love the beach. I don’t love boats. Which was a disappointment to my dad. But I get queasy on a calm lake, just uncomfortable enough so I can’t enjoy the experience of sun and breeze and water and rocking…rocking… rocking… Can you drop me off at the nearest dock? I...

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What Did Jesus SAY?

What Did Jesus SAY?

The slogan, “What Would Jesus Do?” was a big thing about thirty years ago. It dates me, I know, but the other day I was reminiscing about it and realized that as lovely as the idea was, it really couldn’t definitively solve any problem. Different people have different...

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Nancy Rue, NOT Nancy Drew

Nancy Rue, NOT Nancy Drew

“Because her name is easy to mistake with that of a certain blonde amateur sleuth in a little blue roadster, Nancy Rue often finds more name recognition than she expects. This is somehow fitting, because it was partly her childhood admiration for Nancy Drew – in the...

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Ascension Sunday: Waiting for Christ’s Return

Ascension Sunday: Waiting for Christ’s Return

If only Jesus would return! How often have you heard those words from a fellow Christian? And no wonder. Chinese spy balloons fake news corruption in the state department corruption in the White House leaks out of the Supreme Court FBI shenanigans looting criminals...

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The Hour Had Come

The Hour Had Come

All of His life on earth, Jesus was aware this hour would come, and in His humanity, He could set that apart, compartmentalize, file it in a drawer for the future. He didn’t dwell on fear of the future that awaited Him.Until this final Passover. Time was up.

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