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The Unnoticed Drift Out To Sea

Have you ever asked yourself, or thought to yourself, “How in the world did I get here?” You find yourself in some situation and you are not sure how you got there. Over time you neglect your physical health and then one day you look in the mirror or get on the scale, and it hits you, you are overweight […]

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When Trouble Tracks You Down

As we walk out the journey of life, some days we find trouble, and other days trouble finds us. We sometimes go places and do things that are not the wisest of choices. Other times, we are minding our own business, keeping our noses clean, when out of the blue, adversity and heartache stare us in the face. Take yesterday […]

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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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The Truth Is No Pain No Gain

If you have ever played sports, or been a coach, you have heard or said the statement, “No pain, no gain.” The premise is that hard and painful preparation is rewarded by improved performance on game day. In other words, the price paid for excellence is pain; the pain of pushing yourself to, and sometimes past, your limits. Many athletes […]

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A Storm at Sea

Have you ever witnessed a thunderstorm over the ocean? We enjoy spending time at the beach. And when we go for more than just the day we try to stay in an oceanfront hotel. When at the beach we hope for sunny days; days relaxing in the sun and surf. But also, there is something fascinating about seeing lightning out […]

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Prayer Is Not Just Wishful Thinking

Think back to when you were a kid. Did you ever ask your parents for something you knew they would say no to, but you asked anyway, just in case? It was probably wishful thinking on your part. Do you pray believing that God has the power to answer your prayers? Do you believe that He will answer them? Or […]

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Standing On The Riverbank

In life we face many decisions like this; ones that can be often made without too much thought or stress. You probably did not get up hours early this morning to decide what to wear or what to eat for breakfast. Picture yourself hiking on a path. You come to a shallow and narrow creek. Without hesitation you simply step […]

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A Punch In The Gut

Life does not always go as planned. 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 it feels like you just got pummeled in the boxing ring. A family member dies unexpectedly. You suddenly and unexpectedly find yourself […]

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Little Two-Letter Word With BIG Promise!

“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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Has Your Fire Burned Out?

Have you ever found yourself no longer passionate about something that in the past was what excited you? Has your once raging campfire almost totally burned itself out? Think about marriage. A man and a woman get married, they go on a honeymoon, that newly married passion burns strong for a few years, then they find themselves just living out […]

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