Prepare And Be Ready

Today’s GPS systems alert us to trouble ahead. They display traffic slowdowns and stoppages. They give us the option to choose an alternate route. When we ignore those warnings, we can find ourselves stuck for hours on a freeway turned into a parking lot. Have you ever ignored one of those warnings and wished you…

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Blazing Inferno

My wife and I left for church Sunday before last, but never made it. Our experience on the way was like no other.  We will likely never forget it. No sooner had we set out on a rural road, when we encountered a single car accident. A minivan was on its side, flames were leaping…

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A Photographer With A Biblical Message

After publishing my recent article, A Lesson Of Faith From A Leaf, I received an email from a subscriber named Robert Davis. Contained in his email were some amazing photographs. From his email, I discovered he was a talented photographer. More importantly, I found out that he uses his talent and his photography to teach…

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All Tangled Up

Getting tangled up seems to be a law of nature. All kinds of things get tangled up: power cords, earphones, fishing lines, rope, paper clips, Christmas lights and the list goes on. People too, become tangled up. What has you all tangled up right now? When something we need to use becomes tangled up in…

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A Lesson Of Faith From A Leaf

Months of anticipation gave way to its springtime birth. Nurtured by sunlight, the leaf unfurled, grew, and matured. In midlife, it held strong against withering heat and storms. Now aging, and in the autumn of life, it braves the chilly winds, and shows its dazzling colors. Soon it will fall to the earth and decay.…

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Don’t Drop The Baton

The year was 2008. The location was the Beijing Olympics. The American men had high hopes to win the gold in the 400-meter relay. Those hopes were dashed in the preliminary race when, during the exchange between the third and forth runners, the baton dropped to the track, and they were disqualified. As Christians, we…

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Heavenly Dessert

Have you ever heard someone describe their favorite culinary dish as “heavenly?” Desserts are frequently described this way. What is your favorite dessert? Perhaps it is: warm apple pie à la mode, pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, flan, tiramisu, or crème brûlée? What if there actually was a heavenly desert that could bring us closer to…

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Obsessed With A Clean Windshield

If you asked anyone of our five adult children, they would tell you that I am obsessed with having a clean windshield. They all have funny stories about getting ready for family trips but being unable to leave until dad cleaned the car windows. Clear vision is important to me. I don’t like a messy…

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Fifteen Words That Will Change Someone’s Day

I think it was around eight years ago when my wife and I first heard someone say these fifteen words that changed the way we pray before meals. We were seated at a table with a friend in a quaint restaurant. The words our friend said left a lasting imprint on us. We now share…

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The Devil Shouts … God Whispers!

Have you ever tried to carry on an important conversation in a restaurant when the music was so noisy that you could not hear the person sitting across the table? Have you ever received a phone call but your television was so loud that you could not hear the caller?  It is hard to communicate…

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