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Trusting God’s Discipline

Most of the parents in the neighborhood where I grew up were disciplinarians. Children were expected to be in their own yard by the time the streetlights came on in the evening. Chores varied by household, but all of us kids had them. Some pulled weeds and helped mow their ...

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Never Deal With Difficult People Again

Let’s talk about difficult people. Know any? Everyone does and if you don’t, let me tell you, you’re the only person in the world. I say that with all due respect. Just this morning, I was mulling over the difficult people in my life, struggling with the ever niggling “what ...

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Immorality, Greed and Teddy Bears

If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy and sick.    JOHN STEINBECK, letter to Adlai Stevenson, Nov. 5, 1959 It’s hard to believe that a child’s stuffed toy can point one towards simplicity and ...

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Are You Flogging the Donkey?

In the Bible, Numbers 22 carries a very powerful story about a seemingly stubborn donkey. You see, Balaam was summoned by a mighty king to come over and lay a curse on the Israelites. God advised him not to go, but he insisted on going anyway. He stood to gain ...

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Looking For Old Treasures

“C’mon Ma you have got to try it” I pleaded to my elderly Mother. I don’t know how my Mother lasted this long without ever using the internet, but enough was enough! I thought. “Ok” she said reluctantly settling down by the computer and slowly putting on her reading glasses ...

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