Tag Archives: self-control

Cruise Control

On a recent cruise to the Caribbean, I saw a couple of different people wearing a T-shirt with this message—I HAVE NO CRUISE CONTROL, IT’S LIKE THEY JUST BOOK THEMSELVES! Those who enjoy cruises and have been on several of them appreciate … Continue reading

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Out of Control

On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00am, Amtrak passenger train 501 left Seattle, Washington on its way to Portland, Oregon. About 18 miles south of Tacoma, something went terribly wrong. The train jumped the tracks and most of its cars plunged … Continue reading

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In Control

Laura Smith writes: “Our young daughter was learning the fruit of the Spirit, so I asked her to recite them to me. ‘Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and remote control!’” You have to appreciate the young girl’s … Continue reading

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Careful What You Think!

Dieters sometimes feel that just thinking about food adds inches to their waistline. Dr. Alan P. Xenakis, author of Why Doesn’t My Funny Bone Make Me Laugh?, says dieters may be right. In certain people, thinking about food increases their … Continue reading

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Who’s Driving?

The Speed Bump cartoon that appeared in newspapers on February 17, 2016 made a joke about the experimental driverless cars that have been in the news lately. It depicted a couple of cowboys riding along behind the herd. One says … Continue reading

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In Control

A mother was teaching her young daughter the fruit of the Spirit, from Galatians 5:22-23. When she thought she had the list memorized, she recited it for her mother: “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and remote control!” … Continue reading

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Scary Sermon

When Paul was being held for trial in Acts 24, he had an opportunity to speak to the governor, Felix. Verse 25 says, “As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s … Continue reading

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Hands on the Wheel

Former Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden once told one of his players, “Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.” This was the old coach’s way of telling the young man that … Continue reading

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Controlling Our Passion

Race car driver Helio Castroneves crossed the finish line first in a race in Edmonton, Alberta this past weekend. However, race officials cited him for blocking, and with the ensuing penalty, he officially ended up in 10th place. This ruling … Continue reading

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