Monthly Archives: July 2019

Delightful Discipline

Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord,  the one you teach from your law; you grant them relief from days of trouble,  till a pit is dug for the wicked.  For the Lord will not reject His people; He will never forsake His inheritance. (Psalm … Continue reading

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Serve With, Glorify By

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I … Continue reading

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Do Something

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.”  (Elbert Hubbard) I don’t know who Hubbard was, but I’m convinced he must have been looking at my office when he … Continue reading

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Opportunities that Work

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.  (Esther Pauline “Eppie” Lederer) You likely don’t recognize the name above, but you may know her by her pen name, Ann Landers.  For 47 years, Landers provided … Continue reading

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Speak Up or Shut Down?

But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to oppose what Paul was saying by insulting him. (Acts 13:45, HCSB) French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr is credited with saying it first – “The more … Continue reading

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Exits and Entry Ramps

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” (Tom Stoppard) What a wonderful perspective that is when our hopes don’t go according to plan!  Recently, I’ve watched helplessly as something I had hoped for just died on the vine.  I had … Continue reading

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For Good Measure

Nestled among the somewhat tedious list of kings of Israel and Judah is an interesting story regarding an exile in Assyria.  Because His children had committed ongoing idolatry, God allowed them to be drug off to a foreign land. But … Continue reading

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Boldness or Blessing?

“Trinity” by Danny Hahlbohm (www.inspired-art.com; used with permission) When it comes to the Trinity, it is the Holy Spirit who is the most mysterious to me.  Conceptually, I can grasp a Father and a Son, but a Spirit, that’s just … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance

To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out. (Proverb 17:14, HCSB) Travelers throughout the Midwest have seen the devastation, as flooding from Michigan to Oklahoma reached record levels.  In some locations, dams gave … Continue reading

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Victory Amidst Failure

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is … Continue reading

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