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Divine Intermission

There can be a bit of madness in trying to figure out what God is up to in our lives… Continue reading

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Indentured Servants-Part I

Kind of funny, isn’t it, how much easier it is to talk about being a servant in Bible class than it is to actually live it? Especially when you’re working for someone who doesn’t really seem to appreciate you… Continue reading

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Practice What You Preach

Why is that we sometimes seem to preserve the misery of resentment over the effort of resolving our conflicts with others? Continue reading

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Transformation, Part II

Since childhood, I have tried to contemplate the implications of actually obeying the teachings of The Carpenter. Most of those teachings are not really all that complicated, just really counter to my natural inclinations. Continue reading

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Key Words

I knew as well as I knew my own name that he meant for me to “bring the cows up into the lot” but I was eager to get back to fishing. So, I did what he said instead of what he meant and hurried back to the pond. Not thirty minutes later I was wishing that I had done otherwise. Continue reading

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Bad Seed

There are things that we all do in the closed circle of siblings or spouse or children that we keep hidden from the world. At least, we hope that they remain hidden. This curtain of secrecy is a part of the intimacy of family. It is always natural and often desirable. Continue reading

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Special Assignment

For today, think of one person for whom you rarely, perhaps never, pray. It could be someone you barely know or someone you know well. Continue reading

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