Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Thoroughly Equipped

A friend of mind just finished reading through the entire Bible for the first time. As I congratulated him for his achievement, I told him that he had done something that many Christians never accomplish in their lifetime. It is … 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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7 Keys to Life

I saw a version of this online recently and thought it was worth sharing. I’m sorry I don’t know where it came from or who deserves the credit. But it seems like some pretty good advice about how to succeed … Continue reading

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Deeply Rooted

For many years there has been a pear tree on the property of our church. Every year the tree produces an abundance of juicy, tasty pears. Neighbors often stop and ask if they may gather some of the pears. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Always Praying

1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray continually.” How can we do that? What does it even mean, anyway, to “pray continually”? Here is what Mandy Smith says about the matter—“Having a daily time of prayer is essential, but we must be … Continue reading

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Food Available

Last fall my wife and I put a bird feeder outside our living room window. We hoped to attract some birds that would entertain us and to offer some food to our little feathered friends to help them make it … Continue reading

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Hang In There!

A few days ago I noticed a small spider on our back porch. He was hanging from a single strand, about eye level, a couple of feet outside our back door. I kept an eye on the spider and noticed … Continue reading

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Craving Milk

A few weeks ago I watched a deer run across the hay field beside my house. She stopped at the edge of the field and just stood there. After a few seconds, her spotted fawn emerged from the bushes. It … Continue reading

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Take a Risk!

There is a story told about a time when humorist Will Rogers approached his friend Eddie Cantor for advice. It seems that Rogers was thinking about making some significant changes to his act, but he was worried about the dangers … Continue reading

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To Feed, or not to Feed?

Wildlife conservationists have a saying, “A fed bear is a dead bear.” This is to remind people of the dangers of feeding wild bears. There is danger, of course, to a person who would interact with a bear in such … Continue reading

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