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What Color Paint Will You Use In 2017?

As you put the finishing touches on 2016 and begin to think about what colors of paint you will splash upon the canvas in 2017, this is a good time to take an honest assessment of our lives. How am I doing physically? How am I doing emotionally, financially, relationally? And how am I doing in my walk with God? […]

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Come In Out Of The Rain!

With the new year only a few days away, many of you will be going to New Year’s Eve parties. And at every party there is one person like this… someone who knows that the mathematical constant Pi is a circle’s circumference divided by its diameter or who can solve Rubik’s Cube in less than thirty seconds. They seem to […]

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Shortcuts Do Not Work

Think back to your childhood. You and a friend were walking home from getting an ice cream cone and it seemed like a long walk, so you decided to take a shortcut through the neighbor’s back yard. What sounded like a good idea turned out to not be so good when their big dog chased after you. If you have […]

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The 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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Merry Christmas!

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and we will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince […]

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Was Jesus Really Born In A Barn?

We can all describe the classic nativity scene. A baby laying in a manger wrapped in a blanket in a barn surrounded by his parents and animals and shepherds. The barn is dark and dingy, the floor covered with straw and mud. That is a good image but I don’t think it is the real picture. “and she gave birth […]

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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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What Is On Your Wish List?

This is the season when most people make lists of gifts they would like to receive. As a child, I gave my parents an extensive Christmas wish list that often included catalog page numbers, just so it was very clear exactly what I wanted. Have you watched a kid sitting on Santa’s lap? They are usually very specific when asked […]

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God Says “I See You!”

We all look for someone’s hand to hold when we need assurance or comfort. You know, those moments when you feel like you are being squeezed out of the tube. Psalm 139 is a wonderful psalm exposing an intensely personal relationship between the psalmist and his God. It can be the same for you. One thing our loving God promises […]

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The Security Camera – Christmas Edition

Have you ever felt as if you were being watched, and it caused you to act or talk in a certain way? A number of years ago an office that I managed had a recurring problem with items disappearing. This went on for a number of weeks and no culprit was found, so I had security cameras installed, and almost […]

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