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Anything That Grows: Lessons from a Lawnmower

I was sitting here in my kitchen, working, when I noticed the grinding whirr of a lawnmower outside. A very familiar sound of summer—it’s grass cutting time. I live in a condo, so I am not the one who has to take on that responsibility (thankfully), but whoever holds that ...

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Lessons in the Letters

They came almost weekly while we were growing up, letters from our dad. Typed on an antique typewriter, they always started with the same salutation: “How are my two best girls?” They were filled mostly with questions to my sister and me, assuring a return letter would arrive in Dad’s ...

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What is the right burden to bear?

Those who say, “Christianity is a crutch,” know nothing of the challenge inherent in living the Scriptures.  Consider these words from Galatians: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  Galatians 6:2  “For each one shall bear his own load.” Galatians 6:5 Do you, like me, ever find ...

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Fishers Of Men

“And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.  Then He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’  They immediately left their nets and followed ...

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