A “Sheltered” Life
Jun07

A “Sheltered” Life

Speaking on the topic of “Blessings and Curses” I asked the group at the Men’s Home Bible Study, “Have you ever felt like your life has been under a curse?” I was not prepared for the response I received as several men told of the tragedies they have faced in life…childhood traumas, loved ones being raped, and near-death experiences. One man shared about how his 3 year old son died 18 years ago. What tragedies these men have faced. I...

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BEING RIGHT
Jun01

BEING RIGHT

A familiar scripture verse popped into my heart during my walk yesterday morning. Just the simple little phrase “renew a right spirit within me” found in Psalm 51:10. I took note of the word “right” found in the verse. We all want to be “right”, don’t we? We want to know that we’re “correct”…that we’ve carefully thought things through and have come to the most obvious conclusion. Nobody wants to hear others say of them “You’re WRONG.”...

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When the WORD becomes FLESH
May24

When the WORD becomes FLESH

I am a very big believer in the POWER OF WORDS. Having said that, however, I’d like to offer the following observation. When God wanted to create the Earth and the Universe it was a simple process…He spoke WORDS…and whatever He spoke came into existence. He showed us the power that words have when He did that. God’s WORDS have creative power. (Ours do, too.) BUT, when God wanted to show His love and forgiveness toward mankind it was...

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It’s Time to Fly!
May17

It’s Time to Fly!

Baby Robin in her nest Mom pushed her out, it’s for the best And thus begins her biggest test Will she fly like all the rest?   While in the nest her feathers grew And her wings developed, too, But these are things she never knew Up until the day she FLEW.   And some of us are like that bird All through our lives we have heard “You can fly!” It seemed absurd. So we just ignored that word.   And God must push us from our...

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FAITHFUL!
May16

FAITHFUL!

To be “Faithful” means that “you’re always there, you can always be counted upon”…Not just when someone needs you, but even when it seems you’re not needed…Not just when things are going rough and times are hard, but even when things are going smooth…you’re there…constant, committed, true. When you’re “Faithful” you will be taken for granted, but you don’t get offended or hurt because of it, because you’re not being Faithful for...

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An Important Lesson from a Blind Man
May10

An Important Lesson from a Blind Man

Do you realize just how close the story of Blind Bartimaeus came to not appearing in the Bible? As the story goes, Jesus was passing through Bartimaeus’ home town and a large multitude of people was gathered around him. Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by and he repeatedly hollered to get His attention “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Evidently, this got on people’s nerves and many in the crowd told him to be quiet…to...

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