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A Future God Can Bless

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. (Alan Lakein) Lakein is the same guy who once said that “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”  While we know the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Reflective Echoes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14, ESV) At first glance, these may appear to be separate prayers uttered by David.  He wanted his spoken … Continue reading

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Hanging On and Letting Go

It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on.  It takes a lot of strength to let go. (JC Watts) Boy do these words ring true in my ears.  I am the epitome of a “hanger on.”  One look … Continue reading

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The Goal

It’s a debate I’ve heard several times, and it goes something like this, “In the parable of the Sower and the Seeds, what is the eternal destiny of the second and third seeds?”  By way of refresher, here’s the parable: … Continue reading

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The Greater Intimacy

The author’s honesty surprised me.  For years she battled a particular sin that she couldn’t shake.  In fact, for most of her early adult life she admits she didn’t even WANT to shake it.  I’ll let her describe her internal … Continue reading

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Right Need, Wrong Way

After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” (Matthew 4:2-3) Writing about this scene, Kenneth Erisman makes these astute observations. 1).  Jesus … Continue reading

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Which Ship?

Their mom was just trying to look out for her boys; every loving parent longs to do likewise.  But her request?  For Jesus to place one of her sons at His right hand in heaven, and the other son at … Continue reading

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