A Place Called PEACE
Jan28

A Place Called PEACE

You’ve probably heard of the Prince of Wales before. He’s the ruler over the small country called Wales. All who live in Wales live under his domain and rule. Isaiah 9:6 calls Jesus the “Prince of Peace” (with a capital P). Jesus rules over a place called Peace. All who live in Peace live under His domain and rule. That’s the place I really want to be. Unfortunately, we often live in a place called “Stress,” “Strife” and...

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The Power of a Period
Jan21

The Power of a Period

An important life lesson: Never glorify a question mark at the expense of a period.  What do I mean? Never let the things that you are uncertain about detract from the things that you are definitely certain about. Example: Microwave ovens are useful in cooking food. (Period). Someone might ask you, “How does a microwave oven work?” (Question mark). You probably don’t know the technical answer to this question, but you don’t stop using...

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What Tenacity!
Jan16

What Tenacity!

This past summer I saw a very interesting sight. Three birds flew by me, slightly above eye level…two bluebirds chasing a large crow. The crow was about 4 to 5 times bigger than the two little bluebirds. But size wasn’t important. Evidently the crow (known to be a thief) had tried to rob the bluebird’s nest or had come too close to their territory. So, they were chasing the crow off and dive-bombing him. What happened next still...

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My Epitaph
Jan11

My Epitaph

While taking a walk through the local cemetery one morning I read the tombstone of a lady who lived to a ripe old age. Her date of birth and date of death were inscribed upon the tombstone, along with one single epitaph: “The daughter of Etho Ward.” Now, you may know Etho Ward…I have no idea who the man is, but this lady summed up her life on that tombstone by mentioning that she was Etho Ward’s daughter. None of her...

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Lessons from the Prodigal Son
Jan08

Lessons from the Prodigal Son

I’m no Bible scholar, but there are a few things that I DO know about God and about us simply by reading the story of the Prodigal Son. Here goes: 1.You can be living in the Father’s House and be dissatisfied and discontented to the point where you think you’re missing something and want to leave. 2. The Father will let you leave His House and presence so you can follow a meaningless pursuit. 3. When you leave the Father’s House you...

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