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Obedience

James Isenberg remembers teaching a lesson to a group of Boy Scouts one evening. The topic was the Ten Commandments. James asked the scouts if they could name any of them. They began to call out answers—some right, some wrong. … Continue reading

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Too Many Voices

Years ago I was playing slow pitch softball, and a player on the opposing team hit a scorching line drive up the middle. The ball was hit so hard that our pitcher wasn’t able to field it cleanly, but he … Continue reading

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More on Stress

Yesterday I wrote about how whales that have been caught in fishing nets show levels of stress that are remarkably higher than the average stress level for a whale. I applied that to how the Christmas season brings more stress, … Continue reading

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The Voice of Authority

The cover letter of a job application contained the following statement—“I listen to what the company president says, but I still make my own moves because I know what is best.” That kind of attitude is probably not going to … Continue reading

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10 Reasons I Love Jesus

        Rex McDonald lists 10 reasons he loves Jesus: His love for all people. His selflessness. His relationship with his Father. His death for my sins. His truthfulness. His power and authority. He uses ordinary people. He … Continue reading

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Policing the Area

When one lady grew tired of scofflaw drivers speeding through her neighborhood, she took matters into her own hands, and got some instant results. Standing at the edge of her yard, she pointed what appeared to be a radar gun … Continue reading

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Saddle Up! (Part 2)

I learned something about the rules of the equestrian event while watching the recent Summer Olympics. Sometimes a horse will refuse to make a jump. He will come up to the rail and stop. This does not disqualify the horse. … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

Jo M. Guerrero writes that when her daughter was five, she disobeyed her and was sent to her room. After a few minutes, she went in to talk to her about why she was being punished. With tears in her … Continue reading

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Obedience or Performance?

Susan Maycinik once wrote the following essay for Discipleship Journal: “The line between obedience and performance can be a blurry one. Yet it is an important distinction to grasp, because obedience leads to life, and performance to death… Obedience is … Continue reading

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Enforcer

I was recently driving in another state—North Carolina, I think—when I saw a sign that read “Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft”. It’s good to know that authorities are trying to keep the highways safe, but I’m not so sure the … Continue reading

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