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Feeling Ashamed

A young girl was once asked how she was able to sell a record number of Girl Scout cookies. She answered, “You have to look people in the eye and make them feel guilty.” Sometimes we can manipulate people by … Continue reading

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Cheap Grace

“Cheap grace is preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer. These words are just as true today as they were when they were uttered several … Continue reading

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Time to Produce

When it comes time to assess the viability of the flowers, bushes and trees that we have planted around our house, my wife is much more merciful than I am. Whenever I suggest that some puny-looking plant ought to be … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Prayer

We usually feel quite safe when we are praying, and with good reason. When Christians pray we are having a conversation with our heavenly Father who loves us more than we could ever understand. When we pray we feel snug … Continue reading

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Change

Someone recently said, “You are not supposed to change Scripture. Scripture is supposed to change you.” This statement is profoundly true, and it leads us to some deep insights if we take the time to reflect on what it means. … Continue reading

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Weeds

I have spent more time than usual tending our flower bed this year. I have fertilized, watered and weeded more than ever before. The results have been quite positive. Our flowers are very healthy—big and bright and colorful. Much to … 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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Chance to Produce

If you haven’t heard, the spring college sports season has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This has caused a lot of sadness on the part of sports fans, but the decision was necessary because of health concerns. The … Continue reading

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Alignment

My wife and I bought a new car a few months ago. Well, it was new to us—a 2017 model. We knew that the car had been wrecked, but we liked the way that it looked and drove, so we … Continue reading

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No Looking Back!

Luke 17:32 contains a short warning—“Remember Lot’s wife!” We all should remember what happened to Lot’s wife. Lot had been warned that he needed to flee the coming destruction of Sodom. He and his family were to leave without looking … Continue reading

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