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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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Nurture and Protect

One of the things my wife and I enjoy about living in the country is that we see various kinds of wildlife on a regular basis. Early this morning, I turned into our lane and saw a coyote in the field … Continue reading

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Not Walking Right

A had a friend who used to point out to me that I was obviously favoring one leg. He noticed my limp, and warned me that if I kept walking that way I could cause damage to another part of … Continue reading

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Room for Improvement

Here’s a quote from Dave Bristol, manager of the Milwaukee Braves baseball team in 1972—“There’ll be two buses leaving the hotel for the ball park tomorrow. The 2 o’clock bus will be for those of you who need a little … Continue reading

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Now That’s Productive!

Playing baseball for Southern California a few years ago, Bill Peavey homered twice in one game. The second home run landed on a golf course and rolled onto a green and into the cup! A home run and a hole-in-one … Continue reading

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All about Change

Here we are halfway through January. How many of you have kept your New Year’s resolutions so far? I have a friend who resolved to quit drinking last year. He said that it brought him so much satisfaction that he … Continue reading

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Everything New

A church once hosted a birthday party for one of their members, a gentleman who had just turned 100 years old. One of the newer members of the church commented to the guest of honor, “In your lifetime you must … Continue reading

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The Bible Builds Character

It is amazing how many people: believe that the Bible is the Word of God, admit that what the Bible says is important, yet rarely read what the Bible has to say! Hosea 4:6 warns, “My people are destroyed from … Continue reading

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No Need for Change!

A little boy was overheard praying, “Lord, don’t change me too much. I’m pretty happy the way I am!” Few adults would ever utter such a prayer, but many betray a similar attitude with their actions. They seem to be … Continue reading

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Living Up to It

The big day has finally arrived. Excitement is in the air. The guests have been ushered in. The wedding party has taken their place on the platform. Everyone beams as the bride is escorted down the aisle. A Scripture is … Continue reading

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