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Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” This is often taken to mean, “Only give, don’t ever receive.” But I think Jesus is just describing the beginning of the giving and receiving cycle. It is more blessed to give than to receive because giving is how everything starts. Dr. Tony Evans […]

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The one kind of “abundant gift” I most resist, yet often becomes the most precious, is what I call “disguised gifts.” These are the things in our lives that we don’t welcome because they involve suffering of some kind, but afterward when we look back, we see that in fact, it was a gift. Such […]

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I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me. –Psalm 3:5m NLT A good friend of mine, Cathy, had a near brush with death a few months ago. Here is her story. On October 25, 2011 I had a heart attack. The problem was, I didn’t […]

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One day in church–it was  Good Friday, actually– I was sitting in the back of the church and a dad was quietly explaining what was going on to his young son. I thought, “I never did that with my kids. No wonder they say they don’t believe in God now.” I felt guilty, and confessed […]

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Lessons in Seeing

“I can’t find my boots! Where are my BOOTS?” This was, of course, a crisis because we were dealing with a 15-year-old daughter who absolutely needed her boots RIGHT THEN because at the football game, they were supposed to dress as “cowboys or Indians.” And of course her ride was about to pick her up […]

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Do you know what the central verse in the Bible is? I didn’t. Now I do, and if you can extrapolate that perhaps the central verse of the whole Bible might be the one thing God wants us to “get,” then it’s worth knowing, even memorizing. Enjoy!

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When you’re tired and overwhelmed by the news and all the havoc human being are wreaking in the world, come back here and view this. Be reminded that this is God’s world, and indeed, where he’s at work, “It’s a Wonderful World.” Let the images and song linger … and become a mental break after […]

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The roads were icy, so I looked down as I trudged along on my usual morning walk. Our roads are a mess here. Many cracks, many potholes. This snowy, icy winter has added even more damage. As I walked, I suddenly stopped.  Something caught my eye. The shape of a particular crack arrested me. It […]

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Happy New Year! One of the highlights of Christmas this year also sheds a little light on what I think we can expect from God in the coming year. It was my son’s gift to his sister. David loves to give gifts. I’m sure it’s his “language of love.” For Mother’s Day, he bought me […]

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Holiday blessing, for:
* A Hanukkah full of new light that continues to illuminate your world …
* A Christmas overflowing with the gifts only the Savior can give …
* A new year blessed with all the things that make your heart sing …

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