Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jesus Our Rest

The apostles had just returned from their preaching tour among several villages.  They were tired, and in need of refreshment.  Due to the crowds that kept pressing around Jesus, that had become impossible.  But Jesus calls them to leave the … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Just Get Along?

Have you ever been asked that question? I have heard it mentioned many times. In fact, I have wondered about that myself at times! Why doesn’t so and so like me? I haven’t done anything to that person. Sometimes without … Continue reading

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You Are Mine

But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.?O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.  I have called you by name; you are mine.  Isaiah 43:1 NLT The … Continue reading

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We Die the Way We Live

I was at the funeral home to view the body of a dear friend who died unexpectedly.  He was a man who loved the Lord with all his heart and had been prepared, at least spiritually, to face death.  He … Continue reading

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Problem or Predicament

Philosopher Abraham Kaplan makes a distinction between problems and predicaments. A problem is something you can do something about. If you can’t do something about it, then it’s not a problem. It’s a predicament. That means it’s something that must … Continue reading

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Minding the Spirit’s Promptings

It was Wednesday and I was busy trying to complete my sermon notes for the evening service.  Suddenly the phone rang.  It was my wife calling from the parsonage.  She said, “There’s an old man at the door.  He wants … Continue reading

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A Race Well Run?

Scripture:  II Timothy 3:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. I love this time of year. The Fall classic football is played on the gridiron everywhere across this great land. … Continue reading

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Shake It Off

As Paul gathered an armful of sticks and was laying them on the fire, a poisonous snake, driven out by the heat, bit him on the hand. The people of the island saw it hanging from his hand and said … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Got You

When I was a little girl, my folks took us to a favorite picnic spot for a day of family fun.  There was a beautiful mountain stream nearby and we spent hours splashing in the water and relishing the time … Continue reading

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Splatters and Bouncers

If only life could become easier with every day of living!  But that’s not reality, is it?  There are really only two kinds of people in the world when it comes to dealing with discouragement: splatters and bouncers.  When splatters … Continue reading

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