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Standing In The Mire

Imagine for a moment, that you are standing in a long line of people. These sullen and downcast individuals are weary, having traversed a long distance to wait their turn. Not sure of what to expect, each person is prepared to acknowledge their transgressions, renounce their sins, and start life over. Standing with everyone in…

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Shrouded By Fog

Have you ever been traveling in your car when a heavy fog settled in making it too treacherous to drive? As the density of the fog increases, the road ahead seems to disappear. The year 2020 is now in our rear-view mirror. What lies ahead for 2021 is shrouded in fog. Will the new year…

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Do You Have Beautiful Feet?

A dear friend of mine is a retired podiatrist. I often wondered what it was like for him to spend his entire day working on someone’s feet. Jesus wasn’t a podiatrist, but we all know that He washed the feet of His apostles not long before He died. Did you know that the Bible calls…

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Spiritual Muscle Memory

Ted, a devout Christian, recently left home with plenty of time to get to his prayer meeting. He didn’t have far to drive. His short drive came to a grinding halt when he encountered an elderly woman blocking traffic. She seemed to have stopped her car in the middle of the road for no reason.…

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For What Purpose Were We Saved?

As Christians we have been taught that Jesus came to save us from our sins.  1 Timothy 1:15 states the following, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” John 3:17 gives us this assurance, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might…

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More Precious Than Gold

Imagine for a moment that a very wealthy and extraordinarily generous person decides to give you a onetime gift of gold with no strings attached. Envision a pallet stacked high with millions of dollars of gold bars delivered to your home and dropped off in your driveway. Unfortunately, before you take steps to protect it,…

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Jumping The Line

Have you ever been standing in line for a long time, when suddenly one or several people jump in line in front of you? How does it make you feel? The act of jumping in line, also known as butting, barging, or skipping in line, is the act of entering a queue or line at…

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The Peace Train-Harmony Challenge

History shows us that the 1960s were a tumultuous and divisive decade marked by the civil rights movement, antiwar protests, and political assassinations. This difficult time inspired many song writers to produce songs about peace. Today, we are facing similar unrest and upheaval.  Inspired by these old songs, I am inviting you to join me…

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Living Radically

What does it mean to be “radical?” Most people perceive radicalism as something bad or evil. Today a radical person is frequently called a terrorist. We think of a radical as someone who exhibits crazy, unstable behavior. So, is being radical a bad thing?  What if I told you that Jesus was a radical? What…

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Fear of Whom and What

If I were to ask, “What scares you most,” what would your answer be? Fortunately, most of us do not wake up each day fearing the possibility of bodily harm or of being killed, although some of you might. Most people contend with some type of fear. Fears, real or perceived, paralyze and cause inaction.…

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