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Silver Linings

We choose what we will focus on. It’s easy to get distracted, but just as easy to turn our gaze back to the good stuff.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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We Are Many

I sometimes imagine God and Jesus, sitting side-by-side, watching me go about my day. And I’m sure there are times God looks over at Jesus and asks, “Did you see that? Are you sure about this one?” But I’m also sure that every time God asks, Jesus replies, “Yes, Father, I’m sure. He’s one of mine.” Thank you, Jesus!

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, Ephesians 1:11

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The Breakfast of Champions

Our daily bread is not merely the food and water we need to nourish our bodies, it is also the love, faith, trust, hope, and knowledge we need to sustain our hearts and minds.

I spend some time with God each morning, reading, writing, and learning about Him, and I’ve come to need this communion with Him as much as I need food and water. I find that when I am away from Him—when my thoughts become too absorbed in worldly matters—I begin to feel weak and helpless. But more and more, as my love for God grows, I’m quicker to realize the symptoms, and return to where His bread is stored.

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Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:13

 

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

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Would you play football without pads and helmet? Not hardly! The toughest men would not consider something so foolish! Even with all the protective gear they sometimes get hurt. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Can See!

 

Sometimes, trying to live a good life is like playing pin the tail on the donkey; you’re blindfolded, spun around until you’re dizzy, and shoved toward the donkey. What are the odds? The thing is, if you weren’t blindfolded, and could focus on the donkey, you might waver and wobble a bit, but eventually you’d get there.

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Our Way or The High Way

It’s easy to love people who do things the way we think they should do them and agree with most everything we do. And, it’s also easy to not love those who are not what we think they should be and don’t agree with us. We are quick to judge and condemn and slow to love. Read the rest of this entry »

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There Are No Do-Overs

I read about a young man who had the world in his hands and allowed the coddling lies of drugs to steal it from him. He let himself be pulled into the darkest depths of addiction and nearly lost it all—a promising career in sports, his family, and if truth be known, his life. His mom told him once God must love baseball players. When he asked why she would say that, she said, “Because if He didn’t, you’d probably be dead by now.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Part of the Plan

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Through the ages—it seems even more so today—the question has been asked; why do evil and wicked people prosper? I’m learning to not be bothered by such things. I have all I need, and what someone else has—whether they deserve it or not—has absolutely no bearing on my peace and joy.

And, to be honest with you, the latter part of this verse is of no comfort to me. Knowing evil and wicked people will not spend eternity with the Lord does not bring me joy. My hope is that all men and women will come to believe in Jesus and be saved.

We should not fret or be envious regarding the success of anyone. We should pray for their salvation, and know that no matter what they might do or accomplish, God is using them in His plan.

 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out. Proverbs 24:19-20

 

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Be Cool

Doesn’t it feel awesome on a hot summer day when a cloud drifts in front of the sun and tempers its blazing heat? Likewise, when we are in the heat of our daily battles, the shadow of God’s love is a wonderfully refreshing thing. But the greater thing is, we don’t have to wait for God’s shadow to pass over us; we can slip into the shade of it anytime we want. In fact, we can dwell there constantly.

Unfortunately, we tend to rush ahead of God’s plans for our lives, putting ourselves smack dab in the middle of life’s troubles.

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He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

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A Best Seller!

Have you ever read a book so good that you were actually sad when you finished it? Well, I’m thinking my life with my beautiful wife, Sherry, is like one of those awesome books. Our anniversary today is the beginning of the rest of our life together, and we are eagerly anticipating the rest of the story. And—this is the best part… Read the rest of this entry »

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