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Another Fine Mess

Draining the swamp can be a pretty messy job… but there is stuff that leaves a stain that’s worse than mud! Continue reading

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An Odd Thing

If a tiny cactus can somehow survive alone in a strange place, perhaps I should remember that God’s power and plan transcend temporary circumstances. Continue reading

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More Than One Door

What happens when a great preacher turns away from a door that God had opened for him? Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost

It doesn’t have to be a perfect moment to be a great opportunity; it doesn’t have to make a perfect picture to be beautiful… but we do have to take what is given… or lose it. Continue reading

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When Opportunity Seems Like an Oxymoron

It is not the degree of difficulty that separates good choices from bad choices; it is the likelihood that persistence will yield a harvest worthy of the effort. Continue reading

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Negative Opportunity

You will have at least one chance today,

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Lemonade

I was reminded recently of an old, old truth: When we learn how to turn misfortune into opportunity, we have touched one of the great secrets of victorious living. Over the years, I’ve learned that a tool or machine is like an attitude: sometimes the best way to fix one is to just get a new one. Now, this is not an election-year story of rags to riches or of fame to shame. Just a man and his mower. Well, former mower… Continue reading

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The Incredible Wealth of Scraping By

Making my way across the freshly mowed grass in the last hour of daylight, I see Ben and his mom outside their tiny, rough apartment. Smoke drifts out from a small grill and Ben is bent over the front wheel of a small bicycle. He looks my way, straightens up and waves, “Hi, Doc!” Continue reading

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Just a Little Farther

It’s a bit freaky how much of the world’s needs can be pushed out of sight by a decent steak.
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Storm Salvage

It was not exactly the way we wanted to end the old year or the first decade of the century. Continue reading

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