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I’m Empty Again So Fill Me Up!

Think for a minute about the food and drink you consume on a daily basis. You hopefully eat three well balanced meals, with maybe a small snack here and there is boost your energy, and you drink the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water. There are all sorts of calculations to determine the proper daily estimated energy requirement (calories) to […]

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The Carved-Out Pumpkin

It is the time of year when many families begin the annual tradition of searching for that perfect pumpkin. When our daughters were younger we used to walk the pumpkin patch looking for two pumpkins that met their specifications. After picking out the perfect pumpkins we would then take an evening to carve those pumpkins, first scooping out the seeds […]

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Yesterday & Tomorrow

If you are reading this post, you have one thing in common with every other human being on the planet. You have a past. (By the end of this post, we hope you also know that you have a future!) That past is filled with successes and failures, both big and small. That past is filled with smiles and also […]

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Twisted

Have you ever wondered where God is in those moments when your life seems to be crumbling under your feet? We praise God in the “good times,” but those “bad times,” we wonder where God was or why He allowed that “bad” thing to happen? Let’s turn to Scripture and see what it says. In Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 we read these […]

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Ouch, That Really Hurts!

We are coming into the fall season when most people begin to think about cleaning up yards and landscaping before winter. We often think this is a good time of year to prune our plants to remove all the dead stuff before winter. But as a rule of thumb, fall is a bad time to prune. Pruning stimulates new growth […]

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A Place Of Abundance

(This painting is titled “Two-Tiered Still Life with Fruit and Sunset Landscape” and was painted by Severin Roesen, who is considered one of the major American still-life painters of the mid-nineteenth century.)   Have you ever been through a season of life where “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all?” seems to sum it up […]

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You Are Safe And Secure!

It doesn’t seem like we go too many days anymore without a new act of violence breaking out somewhere in our country. The latest incident occurred in our own state, in Charlotte, with the rioting and protests that have ensued after the killing of Keith Scott by a police officer. We think you will agree that the world we live […]

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Watching Game Film

In my youth I played football and throughout my career we had some big wins and some hard-to-swallow losses. After each game we celebrated the win or moaned over the loss, but one thing was always certain; there was another game a week away. We would watch the game film of the previous game, then right after that, watch film […]

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Interested Or Committed?

When it comes to breakfast, can there be anything better than two perfectly cooked eggs alongside several slices of crisp bacon? Add in home fries, some fruit, a cold glass of orange juice or hot cup of freshly brewed coffee, and you got yourself a good start to the day! We want to compare your morning eggs and bacon with […]

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God Is Your Shade Today

Isn’t it true that some mornings we wake up full of energy and ready for the upcoming day while other days we wish we could pull the covers back up over our head and just lie in the safety of our bed? And some days we feel ready for the things we face while other days those things seem like […]

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