Cheer up!

Cheer up!

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (WEB) Whoever thought we would be in lockdown for five months? I happened to be returning from a trip to see my...

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Acceptance

Acceptance

 I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize.  My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead....

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Waitin’ in the Starbucks line

Waitin’ in the Starbucks line

 Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (CEB) I'm not one of those who likes the stay-at-home orders we are living under. I know it is...

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Blooms

Blooms

The desert and dry land will become happy;     the desert will be glad and will produce flowers. Like a flower, it will have many blooms.     It will show its happiness, as if it were shouting with joy. Isaiah 35:1-2 (NCV) As the shelter-in-place continues, my spirit...

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Take a Breath

Take a Breath

For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.  Job 33:4 (NLT) Words. Internet words. words on a Chiron. Words on social media. Words scribbled on businesses, walls, windows, monuments, signs. The TV images scream out words. Most are...

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Look to Me

Look to Me

 For my eyes are toward You, O God the Lord. In You I have a safe place. Do not leave me without help. Psalm 141:8 (NLV)   A reporter interviewed an off-duty police officer about a rescue he had recently performed while on a hike with his family. Another hiker...

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