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October 17, 2017

Have you ever considered that peace with God is an inside job? I’ll get to that in a moment.           Over the years, I have loved, counseled, worked with and admired some incredibly resilient people.  All of them had walked through that dark lonesome valley!           Some lost spouses through death.  Some endured very deep financial crisis. […]

October 13, 2017

Recently I stumbled upon a news article that gave me a wee bit of a lump-in-the-throat moment. Quite inadvertently, I learned of the passing of Ann Atwater.           And, you are probably asking, “Who is she?” Ann was a staunch poverty worker our of Durham, NC who came to real prominence when she made an alliance […]

October 12, 2017

I came to an odd realization yesterday.   I do not like pink!           And, no this does not have anything to do with breast cancer awareness of which I support wholeheartedly and with every fiber of my being!  What I am talking about is the color pink itself!          Now I realize that tons of people […]

October 11, 2017

This morning I had a revelation of sorts that I am kind of embarrassed to admit. I decided that Joseph, Jesus’ earthy father is one of the most boring characters in the Bible.           About all we know of Joseph was that he was engaged to be married to Mary but then found out his […]

October 5, 2017

Have you ever considered what it would be like to be the world’s best at anything?           I made the statement above somewhat tongue-in-cheek.   Every time I have ever eaten at Showmars Restaurant, I chuckle at a sign they have prominently displayed in each restaurant which reads, “Home of the World’s Best fish sandwich!”           […]

October 4, 2017

Have you ever considered how many judgment calls we make during any given day? It’s mind boggling!           We decide how to dress, what to wear, that certain garments look better on us than others!  We decide what to eat, which route we must take to work, often which vehicle to drive; and, all of these judgments probably […]

October 3, 2017

I ran across some interesting trivia facts lately regarding how many people believe in God; and, it was surprising.   In the United States alone, nine out of ten Americans believe in God.           Worldwide, fourteen percent of the human population claim to believe in God. This equates to well over six billion people on […]

September 29, 2017

We’re having a fabulous Friday and another weekend is upon us! What can go wrong…right?           Well, it kind of temps fate somewhat to issue such a statement. Maybe it would be better to ask, what can go wrong that Christ can’t fix?           This morning I thought of a humorous notation that Eugene Kranz wrote […]

September 28, 2017

Have you ever been stranded up on a ledge with no place left to go but down?           Yes, I know…this is a strange question for a Thursday!   But, that place I just mentioned, that being stranded on a ledge part, actually cropped  up in my life some years ago in a place called Winter […]

September 27, 2017

Today might be a good day to shut some lion’s mouths!  I’ll get to that in a moment.           This morning I woke up hearing an old Fannie Crosby hymn playing in my head.  Actually, it was the chorus of one of her hymns which made me think of lion’s mouths: Draw me nearer, nearer, […]

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