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When God Picks Someone Else

Many of the lessons we carry through life can be traced back to our elementary school days. Respect for authority was certainly one of those. Rules were not questioned, and consequences were expected when we stepped out of line. I can still see the straight line painted on the floor ...

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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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