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God is the Best Security System Available!

In today’s culture we are all looking for security and safety. We install antivirus software on our computers to keep from being hacked. We have alarm systems in our homes to keep burglars from intruding. You probably have a list of twenty or more passwords you use to keep your accounts secure. Hopefully you run an annual credit report to […]

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Karaoke Is Like An Empty Orchestra

We are a society that enjoys standing around with friends singing popular songs into a microphone over prerecorded music. We call this type of entertainment “karaoke.” One of the favorite karaoke songs is a song written by Paul Anka and popularized by Frank Sinatra. You know the song, titled My Way, and the words, “I did it my way.” There […]

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The Pain of Ignoring Pain

We’ve all been hurt in the past by someone’s words or actions. Sometimes those wounds are only superficial and they heal quickly, other times, those wounds penetrate our souls and we carry them with us for many years. It is often very painful to deal with those issues, but the damage done if we ignore those issues is even greater. […]

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We All Love Cinderella Stories

We love underdog stories, sometimes called Cinderella stories. We like to root for the person or team that is not supposed to win. In literature we have the story of underdog Cinderella who despite her wicked stepmother’s best efforts gets to meet the handsome prince. How can you root against someone who rides in a pumpkin golden carriage and wears […]

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Broken Cisterns Cannot Hold Water

We don’t have to look too long or hard to find someone or something wanting to zap our energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Maybe it is that person at work who always is complaining or whining about the company, and they can find fault in every company policy and procedure. How about that neighbor who is just annoying and gets under […]

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Who Is Your Go-To Person?

Think for a minute of that person in your life who always seems to get things done. This is the person others go to when something needs done, you know, that go-to person. It might be a parent, coach, teacher, co-worker, boss, neighbor, friend, or maybe others see that person as being you. We are a society filled with lots […]

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God, What are You Trying To Teach Me?

We have all heard the phrase “Be careful what you ask for.” Or the longer version goes something like this, “Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.” For instance, the weather has been hot and dry for weeks and your lawn needs water. You wish for rain only to have it rain for five straight days […]

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Your Daily Bread Is All You Need Today

We are a society that likes to stockpile supplies. Why else do many of us have five loaves of bread in the freezer or enough peanut butter in the pantry for the next six months? And look under the sink in the bathroom and you might find a year’s worth of shampoo and toilet paper. We buy many things in […]

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God’s Love Is Like The Waves

Whether it is low tide or high tide, whether there is a rip current or very little current, and whether the ocean water is very cold from the Labrador Current coming out of the Arctic Ocean or very warm from the Gulf Stream originating at the tip of Florida, one thing about the ocean is constant – while the water […]

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Where Did That Crack Come From?

Imagine that you wake up tomorrow to find cracks all throughout the walls in your home. You call a painter to come and make some minor repairs. The painter patches the cracks then repaints over them. You are satisfied with the work and you pay the painter. A few weeks later, much to your dismay, you once again see cracks […]

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