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Lane 8

If you have been watching the Summer Olympics, then you are probably aware that old timers Michael Phelps, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Usain Bolt, and one of the greatest Olympic divers of all-time, China’s Wu Minxia, along with USA young guns such as Katie Ledecky, Ryan Murphy, Simone Biles, just to name a few, have each enjoyed a few moments of […]

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The View

Close your eyes for a minute and picture yourself walking through a beautiful garden full of spectacularly colored flowers, along a deserted beach as the waves lap at your feet, or through the rainforest in Brazil with its magnificent array of color. Maybe you’ve vacationed in the Caribbean and been captivated by the crystal clear blue water and stunning white […]

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God Is Love!

Have you ever wondered where God was when you experienced some sort of suffering, some kind of struggle? In Kay Arthur’s book “Lord, Only You Can Change Me” we read these words… “God is sovereign. He is in control. God holds you in His Hand (John 10:28-30), and God is love. Therefore, you can know with certainty that whatever touches […]

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The Dilapidated House

We all like those places of safety. As a child, the first place you probably wanted to run to when you were afraid was into your parents arms. Those big arms wrapped around you offered a safe haven in the face of fear. As a young boy, I loved to build hideouts out of plywood, dirt and tree branches with […]

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The Ever-Changing Chameleon World

Do you ever feel like a chameleon, always having to change colors to adapt to your surroundings? Did you know that the primary reason chameleons change colors is not for camouflage? They do not need to hide from most predators since they can run up to 21 miles per hour, which helps them avoid most dangers. The primary reasons chameleons […]

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Is Your Coffee Lukewarm?

We are sure that if you drink coffee you do not like it lukewarm. You like it piping hot. Why else would you pour it into an insulated mug? The same can be said if you enjoy lemonade or iced tea. You don’t drink either of them at room temperature. You fill the glass with ice cubes and drink it […]

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You Matter To God! You Matter To Us!

Have you ever felt lost in the crowd or totally alone, almost like you were invisible? People walk within inches of each other on the sidewalk and never see one another. You’ve lived in your neighborhood for years but still do not know your next door neighbor’s last name. Your birthday comes and goes, and the only birthday wishes you […]

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That Little Two Letter Word

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben Franklin That adage, or some version of it, has been used over and over throughout the years. We are not here to debate the validity of that statement, but we trust you agree that in life not much is guaranteed. Your “till death do us […]

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The Proper Measuring Stick

Are you allowing the Word of God to judge (to measure) the intents and thoughts of your heart? Hebrews 4:12 tells us – “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” We are judged, […]

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How Can That Be?

Are you sometimes confused by sayings that seem to contradict themselves? As a figure of speech, this combination of contradictory words is called an oxymoron (compressed paradox). You know, sayings like, “I am sending you an original copy” or “Wow, that dog is pretty ugly.” Maybe after having a disagreement with someone you have said this, “I was clearly misunderstood.” […]

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