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Life Challange

Diamonds in the Rough

God loves to teach using analogies, and one of the best that I have heard came from a wise teacher at his seminar in Illinois. He said that God is like a skilled diamond hunter and cutter. What everyone else sees as worthless junk, he sees as potentially a gorgeous multifaceted diamond to reflect his […]

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Feeble efforts

God covers for my lack of abilities. The Marines might be looking for a few “good men” but not God. He says there is only one who is good! God! Mark 10:18 So he is just looking for imperfect humans, like me, to accept his love and, love him back. When a healthy parent teaches […]

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Positional facts

What does it take to be a US citizen? Well, for most of us we just had to be born here. Then certain rights are ours. We have a right to vote, to get a high school education, to run for president (Oh, great privilege there!) When we are born into God’s family, certain “rights” […]

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Life Challange

Trust my heart?

The following is my poem based on I John 3:19-21 Which I now paraphrase (When my heart is not sure that I am of the truth, even when my heart condemns me, I need to remind myself that my opinion does not count! I remember one person who said, “I can’t accept a God who […]

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Christian Living Relationships Uncategorized Worship

HABITS OR HEART? YES!

The devil loves to get me off balance. Yes, I need to be motivated by relationship, good intentions, and good attitude/ but on the other hand I need to have relationship, good attitude and good intentions backed up by habits tools and efforts that lead to that end. There is an old but practical saying,” […]

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Faith Peace Uncategorized Worship

Unconditional Surrender!

When I decided to quit being at war with God, (like a commander surrendering the city to an invader) I wanted to know what were the terms of surrender. How about I give him 10% of my income and the rest his mine to use, however I want? How about I give him Sunday morning […]

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Comfort Emergency Kit Mindfulness Tools Uncategorized

Study to be quiet?

What is this business about my needing to study, strive, labor to be quiet? shouldn’t, quiet, just happen? I Thessalonians 4:11. I have always been a quiet person on the outside. For example, when I had the opportunity to give a Sunday morning sermon at a high school reunion, all my friends came up to […]

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Grace Sin

What’s all this talk about sin?

I was recently told that my last few blocks have been about sin. Well duh! After all I am, after all, the chief of sinners, the world expert on the subject. Plus, it seems to me that, there is too little emphasis on sin. No one disputes the fact that we have to confess ourselves […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange

Honest to God?

Most honest people sit in a church wondering why they themselves struggle with pornography, anger, discouragement, bitterness, selfishness, worry about the future, judgementality, etc. And No-one Else Seems To Struggle. Such a person is actually in a better place than the ones who think that they are just fine. Oh I know Transparency: (Being open […]

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Bible Definitions Mindfulness Uncategorized

Scriptural Meditation

Happy as the person who does not apply ungodly advice even from godly people. Or hang around with sinners, wishing we could do what they do, or join in with scoffers as they make fun of other people. Instead they meditate day and night on God’s word. They will be like trees that are green […]