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Best to stand still.

Best to stand still.

I took on the neighbor’s wild blackberry vines – and almost lost the battle. Our house is backed up to a green space, a swampy conservation area full of trees, land that thankfully will never be developed into homes. But as beautiful as that area is, it has a mind of...

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You need to be committed…

You need to be committed…

“Well, in spite of what happened, I am committed to this marriage!”  At first glance that statement, spoken in the midst of a struggling or failing marriage, sounds encouraging, hopeful, even heroic. And to a great degree, a commitment to not give up or walk away...

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One blade does matter!

One blade does matter!

While visiting a friend recently, I happen to look up and noticed the ceiling fan, which was intended to have five blades, had one blade missing. Of course, the preacher in me had to take a picture; it is amazing the kind of things that can end up being a sermon...

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Something of Eternal Value

Something of Eternal Value

"I just want to do something, be involved with something that has eternal value." I would hope that would be the desire of every believer in Jesus Christ; that we could somehow really comprehend that we are just "strangers and foreigners" in this world; that we have...

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Am I unteachable?

Am I unteachable?

A few weekends ago I shared this thought: Jesus says, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.....and you will find rest for you souls." (Matthew 11:29) Not "poof" but "pull". Thankfully we are not left to pull alone – unless we choose to do...

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forgetting and remembering

forgetting and remembering

“When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.”  (Joshua 3:3-4)...

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