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Plenty of Energy

Years ago I worked with teenagers for a week each summer at a Christian camp. I remember how much energy the kids had when they were playing games and participating in organized activities. Even in the scorching heat and high … Continue reading

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Now That God Has Our Attention!

“And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”—Romans 13:11. God doesn’t want us to spiritually sleepwalk through … Continue reading

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Priorities

A couple of weeks ago I was on the campus of our local high school for an event that was open to the public. Before the program started, a student asked me enthusiastically, “Are you ready for tomorrow?” Seeing the … Continue reading

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Self-Denial

Psalm 132:1 is an interesting verse—“Lord, remember David and all his self-denial.” The text goes on to recount how David put the Lord’s concerns above his own. Self-denial is a challenging concept. We are familiar with the teaching of Jesus … Continue reading

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Stressed

Research shows that whales that have been caught in fishing nets experience a great amount of stress. Bayla, a young female whale, showed stress levels eight times higher than normal after she was found entangled in synthetic fishing ropes in … Continue reading

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Other Interests

Brad Dickson, a sportswriter for the Omaha World-Herald, took note of the fact that the Army football team has a junior wide receiver named Edgar Allan Poe. Dickson said, “If he’s the only Edgar Allan Poe you’ve heard of, you … Continue reading

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Proper Alignment

I play word games with some friends. This morning I played the first word of a new game. At least I tried to do so. The tiles were not properly placed on the board, so the game would not allow … Continue reading

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What Are You Chasing?

I recently attended a Christian men’s meeting where the preacher delivered a powerful sermon on giving God the honor and respect that is due him. Moments after the message concluded, a young boy, perhaps 12 or 13 years old, came … Continue reading

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First Things First

I just read that Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC in sales in the United States. The Colonel has been relegated to second place in spite of the fact that Chick-fil-A has fewer restaurants than KFC. In addition to this, all Chick-fil-A … Continue reading

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Main Thing

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”—Stephen Covey. Many self-help gurus continually emphasize the need to prioritize. They remind us that we shouldn’t spend too much time on trivial matters and that we must avoid … Continue reading

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