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Are You Like the Harpooner?

Many of us, if not all of us, at times get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. We work ourselves to the bone, often times neglecting proper diet, exercise, rest, and sleep, and soon we find ourselves worn out and unproductive. Our culture regularly tells us that we need to be doing something all the time. […]

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The Black Bag

Think for a minute about those people you know who just seem to ooze confidence. They just have that look, you know, the look that says “I can do it.” They are like that scene from The Little Engine That Could, where the little blue railroad engine is chugging up the hill, trying to pull a long train over the […]

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How Can That Root System Be So Big?

How well do you know plants? Here is a short quiz. Do all plants have leaves? Do all plants have flowers? And do all plants have roots? If you answered yes to the question of whether all plants have leaves you would have been wrong. Leaves are defined as having veins (vasculature), so plants such as ferns and algae that […]

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A New Day is Dawning

In a world of perpetual change, what is the one constant every morning? You might not always be able to see this event, but it happens every day, regardless of what day of the week it is or whether is it spring, summer, fall or winter. It happens whether you are awake or asleep. Nothing stops it, nothing slows it […]

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Sail Away!!

Today we want to share a prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake. He is said to have prayed this as he was getting ready to depart off the west coast of South America during his voyage around the world in 1577. DISTURB US, LORD, Sir Francis Drake Disturb us, Lord, when We are too pleased with ourselves, When our dreams […]

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God’s Everlasting & Outstretched Arms

Do you find yourself in a situation where you feel squeezed? You feel like you have run out of options. You have done everything in your power to remedy the situation but you keep coming up empty. You have used up all your get out of jail free cards but you still feel trapped. It feels like you are free […]

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The Broken Cistern

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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The Beach Umbrella

The winds of life blow each and every day. Like the unsecured beach umbrella that turns inside out and sometimes is yanked out of the sand and blown down the beach during wind gusts, we too will be blown all over the place if we are not properly anchored. Smooth sailing turns into rough seas, often with little or no […]

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Are You a Doubting Thomas?

We live in a world of broken promises. So often people, corporations, and government tell us one thing, then either do something else or nothing at all. When someone says to you, “I will come to your picnic” it often really means “I will come to your picnic if nothing better comes up.” Marriages break up because “as long as […]

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Can You See the Sun?

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain Jesus tells us not to worry. In Matthew 6:26 He tells us this, “Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” He goes on a few verses later […]

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