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Your Life Story Will Be Splendid Reading!

Think back to your childhood. One evening you and a friend were lying out in your backyard in the damp green grass looking up at the starlit night and dreaming about the lives that were ahead of you. You had visions for a wonderful life, filled with health, happiness, and prosperity. You had this idyllic view of your future, one […]

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An Easy Hike Up the Mountain

Imagine yourself hiking up Mount Whitney, the tallest summit in the contiguous United States. This mountain peak is part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and is located in the Sequoia National Park in California with an elevation of 14,505 feet. As tall as this mountain is, it is only the 12th highest peak in the United States. There are […]

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A Ship in the Harbor…

“RISK … A ship in the harbor is safe … but that’s not what ships were made for.” John Augustus Shedd, American author and professor  “POSSIBILITIES … The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, English physicist and science fiction writer Those are two of my […]

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The Race

Last week we posted “It’s not how you start the race, it’s how you finish the race” that matters. (If you missed it or would like to re-read it, click here.) Today we want to continue in that “race” theme by looking at three verses in Philippians in which the Apostle Paul compares the Christian life to a race, forgetting […]

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That Sinking Feeling

Life is not always smooth sailing. Sure there are days when the skies are sunny and cloudless and the seas are smooth as glass. But there are also days when the clouds are dark and gloomy and the waves are crashing onto your boat. Maybe after some routine blood work the doctor calls and says, “We need to talk.” Or […]

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Gaze Upon the Beauty of the LORD

Our highest priority should be to be in God’s presence; to gaze upon His beauty. If we want to experience God’s power we must first be in His presence. John Wimber, founder of the Vineyard, put it this way, “Don’t seek power. Seek His presence. The power is found in His presence.” In Psalm 27, in verse 4, David says […]

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The Coach and The Athlete

You are probably familiar with the old adage, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” I was a sprinter in high school and college and I never won or lost a race at the starting line. How I started the race did often help in my quest to cross the finish line first, but ending well always determined […]

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Where Is God Sending You?

Everyone who is a follower of Jesus is a missionary. For many, if not all of us, that is a scary sounding word. But the truth is that when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you also accept the responsibility to share the good news of Jesus with those around you. A missionary is a messenger for God. […]

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Seconds and Thirds

If you’ve ever watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network you know how each episode begins… “Hey everybody, I’m Guy Fieri and we are rolling out looking for America’s greatest diners, drive-ins and dives.” And if you are familiar with that show, you also know that it begins with Fieri in his red ’67 Camaro convertible as he […]

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Help! I’m In a Dangerous Thunderstorm!

As I write this post we are in the middle of a severe thunderstorm warning. The rain is coming down in buckets and the wind is gusting at about 50 mph. I can see lightning in the distance. The trees in our backyard are swaying to and fro. Yesterday we had black ice as temperatures were in the 20s, today […]

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