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Stop Denying

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying that they made them. –Ponto the Office Dog, the Maysville Ledger Independent. Ponto, who happens to be one of my favorite philosophers, hit the nail on the … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man of Forgiveness

Joseph’s brothers had cruelly sold him into slavery. Years later, Joseph found himself second-in-command in Egypt. Furthermore, he was in charge of the food that Egypt had stockpiled to get them through the famine that had been predicted. When his … Continue reading

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All Is Forgiven

A story is told in Spain of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained. It got so bad that the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search … Continue reading

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When You are Lonely and Discouraged

The Christmas holiday season brings a great deal of happiness to many people. The festivities, the family gatherings and the celebration of the birth of Jesus bring good times and fond memories. However, this time of year can also be … Continue reading

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When People Disappoint You

People disappoint us all the time. Friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, church members…the list goes on and on. Because of things they say or do—or fail to say or do—people let us down on a regular basis. David records the … Continue reading

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Whitewashing the Black Sheep

The children in a prominent family decided to give their father a book of the family’s history for a birthday present. They commissioned a professional biographer to do the work, carefully warning him about the family’s “black sheep” problem: Uncle … Continue reading

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Jesus Our Advocate

1 John begins with the apostle John affirming that he and the other apostles had indeed seen, heard and even touched Jesus when he walked the earth. This first-hand witness proclaimed what he had experienced so that others could have … Continue reading

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How’s That Again?

Psychologist James Dobson reported seeing a sign at a convent in southern California that had the following message: Absolutely No Trespassing—Violators Will Be Prosecuted to the Full Extent of the Law. Signed, “The Sisters of Mercy.” If we truly understood … Continue reading

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Toddler’s World View

I saw a cute video the other day of some young children who have spent most of their lives living in the world of COVID-19. These toddlers were filmed walking up to anything that looked like a small box. Then … Continue reading

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A Healthy Church

Matthew 18 is a very important chapter in the New Testament because here Jesus deals with issues that are crucial when it comes to having a healthy church. If we follow these biblical principles, our churches will be healthier and … Continue reading

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